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  • blog June 23, 2017

    Latin Alternative Music Conference 2017

    Marking its 18th year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is returning to New York this summer for a series of concerts and panels. LAMC aims to redefine the perceptions that people have regarding Latin music, opening their arms to … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2017

    Runnin’ For the Ghost

    With 11 upbeat jams, Big Mean Sound Machine has delivered an energetic but never obtrusive summer soundtrack. The 10-piece Ithaca, NY-based band’s fourth record, Runnin’ For the Ghost, flirts with genres ranging from soul to funk to Afrobeat to Ethiopian … Read more »

  • blog January 18, 2017

    Passings: Nigerian Legend William Onyeabor

    Nigerian music legend William Onyeabor passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 70. The news was announced by record label Luaka Bop, which has been re-releasing Onyeabor’s music since 2013. Luaka Bop described Onyeabor as a “great Nigerian business … Read more »

  • review December 13, 2016

    Our Truth

    “Yeah, 2016, the year of indigenous rock sound.” Thus begins the 17-minute “Asazani,” the second track on Our Truth, a mesmerizing, passionate, and genre-defying album from South African seven-piece group Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC). Their sound is rooted in … Read more »

  • 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 »

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