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  • blog March 2, 2017

    The Winners from Carnival 2017

    “Carnival” encompasses a lot of things—dancing, costumes, parades and contests. And with Ash Wednesday now behind us, the results are in. Several of the largest, most famous Carnivals came to an end Wednesday, including many across the Caribbean like Haiti … Read more »

  • botb February 27, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago

    It’s Carnival time all around the world, with lavish annual celebrations in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro and Port of Spain, Trinidad and elsewhere, culminating this year on Feb. 28. The Beat covered the music of the 1993 Carnival in … Read more »

  • program February 16, 2017

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

  • blog January 23, 2017

    Spouge in the Big Apple

    In 1979, spouge music was waning in Barbados, where it would soon all but disappear. But it was just hitting its stride in New York. That year a promoter rented out the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden for the … Read more »

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