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  • interview September 19, 2017

    Interview: Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons on Soca Music Today

    Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival season recently passed, culminating in the massive, raucous Labor Day weekend festivities, crowned by the sprawling West Indian American Day Parade down Eastern Parkway. In the weeks around Labor Day, Brooklyn and Queens played host to an … Read more »

  • closeups September 19, 2017

    Rushin’ to Bacchanal: When Caribbean Festivals Collide

    Photo by Torrell Glinton. Junkanoo, an annual communal parade held in the Bahamas, is a labor of love for the Bahamian people that dates back centuries. The parade, which has Akan cultural roots, emerged in the time of slavery, but it … Read more »

  • blog September 5, 2017

    Video Premiere: Fay-Ann Lyons’ “Block the Road” With Stonebwoy

    Right on the tail of a radiant Brooklyn Carnival, as the technicolor energy of yesterday’s West Indian Day Parade still reverberates through the streets, Afropop Worldwide is proud to premiere a new video from Caribbean musical royalty. We bring you … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2017

    Preview: Brooklyn’s Caribbean Carnival Week

    For New Yorkers, neighbors and lovers of Caribbean fêtes far and wide, you’ve got a lot to look forward to this week. Yes, it’s time again for Brooklyn’s world-famous Labor Day Parade–A.K.A. the West Indian American Carnival Parade–and all of … Read more »

  • botb August 28, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Soca Star David Rudder

    To highlight the upcoming New York appearances by soca master David Rudder, this week’s “Best of The Beat” will fill you in on the story of this much-beloved Trinidadian Calypso Monarch. African music historian Gary Stewart interviewed the articulate singer … Read more »

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