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  • blog May 3, 2017

    Mixes from the Road: Music of Haiti, Chile and Dominican Republic

    Afropop producer Morgan Greenstreet has been all around the world this year. First in Nigeria for fieldwork and research for our current Hip Deep season and now in South America and the Caribbean on tour as a drummer with his … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 9, 2017

    The Music of Black Peru: Cultural Identity in the Black Pacific

    This Hip Deep edition explores the sonically vibrant realm of Afro-Peruvian music, a young genre identification that has flourished since the 1950s and has now produced artists of international renown, such as singer Susana Baca, and the black folkloric company Peru Negro. Listen »

  • hip-deep November 10, 2016

    The Cumbia Diaspora: From Colombia to the World

    Move over salsa and merengue–cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip Deep edition, … Read more »

  • blog June 24, 2016

    Preview: Afro-Latino Festival 2016

    Summer is officially upon us here in New York and, as expected, the festival dates just keep on coming. Next up on our radar is the annual Afro-Latino Festival, which takes place July 8-10 at various locations across Brooklyn and … Read more »

  • blog June 16, 2016

    A Trip to Panama: Notes From the Field

    This week on Afropop Worldwide, we bring you Afropop’s trip to Central America: The Panama Beat. In order to research the show, our producer and resident Latin American traveler Marlon Bishop took a trip to Panama to find out what … Read more »

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