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  • hip-deep May 11, 2017

    La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story

    Much has been made of Mexico’s rich Spanish and indigenous heritage, but until recently, there’s been little talk of Mexico’s so-called “Third Root”:  Africa. Africans came to Mexico with the Spanish as soldiers and slaves – so many that by … Read more »

  • blog November 19, 2014

    Fandango! Conjunto Tenocelomeh Live

    We just came across this killer live set on Soundcloud, and couldn’t help but share it. For those who don’t know, son jarocho is a fast-paced, high-energy Afro-Mexican music originally from Veracruz, a Mexican state on the Gulf. We explored the … Read more »

  • video March 25, 2014

    Hip Deep Mexico Tumblr

    Want to see more photo and video brought back from our producers journey to (and through) Afro-Mexico? Well, you are in luck, because they’ve arranged their materials in a killer Tumblr page, made exclusively to chronicle their trip. Check it … Read more »

  • blog February 18, 2014

    Las Cafeteras vs. Chicha Libre Ticket Giveaway

    The LA/NY feud will be decided once and for all this Thursday, February 20 when Las Cafeteras and Chicha Libre battle for the honor of their respective seaboards at Europa in Brooklyn. AND we’ve got a pair of tickets to give … Read more »

  • blog April 1, 2013

    Afro-Mexico Roadtrip #4: Don Delio, Original Jarocho

    Don Delio lives at the end of a dirt driveway populated by chickens and small children in Chacalapa, a rural community in Southern Veracruz. His skin is dark and freckled and he sports a head of tight grey curls. His … Read more »

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