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  • blog November 8, 2016

    Exclusive Mix From Little Dynasty: La Tormenta Tropical en Colombia

    While researching our recent program Colombia in NYC, we reached out to Eric Banta, A.K.A. Little Dynasty, who runs the Brooklyn-based record label Names You Can Trust and its accompanying online storefront Independent Grand. Among many other excellent records, NYCT releases choice new music … Read more »

  • blog September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

  • blog August 3, 2016

    Photo Essay: Angelique Kidjo and Pedrito Martinez Honor Celia Cruz

    The latest in BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn’s stellar summer lineup of African and Latin musicians was a vibrant collaboration between renowned Beninese diva Angelique Kidjo and virtuosic Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez. On July 29, the two stars shared the stage with a … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2016

    Angelique Kidjo Celebrates the Music of Celia Cruz

    It’s been a great summer so far for African music-loving New Yorkers. The past few weeks have blessed us with an array of continent-wide talent, including performances from Nigerian pioneers King Sunny Adé and Orlando Julius, Angolan kizomba visionary Paulo … Read more »

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