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  • botb May 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bob Marley, Natural Mystic—A Journey to Nine Miles

    Remembering Bob Marley on the 35th anniversary of his death, May 11, 1981, this installment of “Best of The Beat” brings you a deeply moving account of a journey to Nine Miles, Jamaica, Bob’s birthplace and final resting place. The … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

  • blog August 10, 2015

    Third World, Awa Sangho and Caution at Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Third World, Awa Sangho and surprise guest Colin “Caution” Bailey performed for a packed house at the penultimate show of the Celebrate Brooklyn concert season at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Aug. 7. The audience was an interesting mix of people, … Read more »

  • review April 21, 2015

    Ancient Future

    It would be hard to find someone who actively dislikes roots reggae. It would also be hard to find many truly great roots reggae albums recorded in the last decade or so. With Ancient Future, Protoje has created a record that … Read more »

  • review March 23, 2015

    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

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