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  • blog May 12, 2016

    What’s Worth Celebrating at Celebrate Brooklyn 2016

    It’s a beautiful sunny day in our Brooklyn neighborhood, and the near future is so bright, it’s probably time to wear shades. This year’s Celebrate Brooklyn free summer concert series lineup was just announced, and as always, it’s a good … Read more »

  • botb March 24, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa

    Arguably Cuba’s most famous export alongside rum and cigars, Celia Cruz, the First Lady of Latin Music, enjoyed a long and prolific career as a major superstar and one of the first Cuban women to front an orchestra. Born Ursula … Read more »

  • blog March 16, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Six

    In Abidjan, we found a city with a diverse multicultural presence where the traditional and modern coexist. Saturday night in Zone Quatre, restaurants and clubs are thriving; in Yopougon, we met a community of women rhythmically sifting cassava in unison … Read more »

  • review March 4, 2016

    Bambulaye

    The new album from New York’s Los Hacheros is a consistent work of truly soulful Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican/Nuyorican neotraditional popular music. There is a deep sense of swing and sabor (flavor) in every coro (chorus vocal), tumbao (bass and conga groove) and montuno … Read more »

  • review December 10, 2015

    Senegal 70: Sonic Gems and Previously Unreleased Recordings From the ’70s

    Analog Africa‘s new compilation Senegal 70 has been on heavy rotation at the Afropop office, and in the personal listening space of this reviewer. Why? Mainly, because it feels like an album, not a random assortment of tracks from a given … Read more »

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