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  • interview March 18, 2015

    “Sound System Music”: Lucas Silva and Palenque Records

     Few labels in recent years have done more to recover and share the glories of Colombian popular music than Palenque Records. We recently asked them to put together a mix for our podcast. To accompany that mix, producer Sam Backer … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2014

    Stocking Stuffers 2014

    It’s an annual Afropop ritual! Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre sift through all the great new music from Africa and its diasporas released during the year, and attempt to summarize it in one hour. An impossible task, but always good … Read more »

  • interview December 2, 2014

    A Conversation with Juan Flores on Puerto Rican Music in the U.S.

    Juan Flores–scholar, mentor, author,  pioneer of Puerto Rican studies, living encyclopedia, and friend–passed away suddenly after a short illness on Dec. 2, 2014. At the time of his death, Juan Flores was professor of social and cultural analysis at New York … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2014

    Fania Records at 50: Featured Artists

    With Fania Records celebrating its 50th anniversary, our new show takes a look at the history  of the seminal salsa label. Here’s a deeper look at some of the legendary Fania artists featured on the program. Johnny Pacheco Johnny Pacheco, … Read more »

  • blog October 17, 2014

    Voices of Salsa in NYC

    To give you a better sense of some of the artists whose music and stories you can hear on our “Fania at 50″ program, we’ve put together this list of featured artists. Dig in!  David Frankel   David is the bandleader … Read more »

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