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  • botb October 19, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Peter Tosh’s Birthday Anniversary

    Peter Tosh, one of the three original Wailers, would have celebrated his 73rd Earth Day on Oct. 19. In commemoration, BOTB pays homage to the restless, outspoken, impenetrable Mystic Man with an in-depth interview by The Beat’s founding editor, Roger … Read more »

  • blog October 17, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Eight

    This is the eighth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. It’s been a bit of a wait … Read more »

  • blog September 26, 2017

    Photo Essay: Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival Week

    You know about Brooklyn’s West Indian Carnival Parade on Labor Day, but that’s not where all of the fun happens. In the days leading up to and lingering past the parade, there’s an untold abundance of concerts, nighttime boat parties … Read more »

  • interview September 19, 2017

    Interview: Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons on Soca Music Today

    Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival season recently passed, culminating in the massive, raucous Labor Day weekend festivities, crowned by the sprawling West Indian American Day Parade down Eastern Parkway. In the weeks around Labor Day, Brooklyn and Queens played host to an … Read more »

  • blog September 13, 2017

    Field Report: Rototom Sunsplash Festival Celebrates Africa: Reggae Style

    Feature image: Teshay Makeda, singer with African Head Charge. Photo by Lorenzo Scaldaferro ©Rototom The African-Jamaican dialogue has been going strong ever since African rhythms birthed reggae. The Motherland has produced plenty of her own reggae heroes, hosted many others, … Read more »

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