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  • 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 »

  • program June 16, 2016

    The Panama Beat

    Central America, a narrow, mountainous, and largely impoverished stretch of land spanning seven countries, is a surprising and underexposed Latin American musical hot zone. The region’s bizarre and tumultuous history has led to a fascinating mix of cultural influences – … Read more »

  • feature March 18, 2016

    Music in a Changing Cuba: Video Feature

    Here is a video feature of Ned Sublette’s Music in a Changing Cuba, highlighting some of the artists who appear on the program. Los Van Van – Despues de Todo Candyman – Reggaeton y Sandunga Charanga Habanera – Voy A Morir De Pegaduera Live!  Alexander … Read more »

  • program March 17, 2016

    Music in A Changing Cuba

    News bulletins from Havana are appearing daily as Obama’s initiative to defang the U.S. embargo moves forward. Ned Sublette, who frequently travels to Cuba, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment and recent developments. The program features timba from … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 10, 2015

    Riqueza del Barrio: Puerto Rican Music in the United States

    Once Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917, El Barrio sprang up in New York. By the 1930s, they were the dominant Latin group in the city. Tito Puente, born on 110th St. in 1923, was the first important Latin … Read more »

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