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  • review March 4, 2016


    The new album from New York’s Los Hacheros is a consistent work of truly soulful Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican/Nuyorican neotraditional popular music. There is a deep sense of swing and sabor (flavor) in every coro (chorus vocal), tumbao (bass and conga groove) and montuno … Read more »

  • review December 10, 2015

    Senegal 70: Sonic Gems and Previously Unreleased Recordings From the ’70s

    Analog Africa‘s new compilation Senegal 70 has been on heavy rotation at the Afropop office, and in the personal listening space of this reviewer. Why? Mainly, because it feels like an album, not a random assortment of tracks from a given … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2015

    Field Report: Nuits d’Afrique, Montreal

    Afropop was thrilled to return to the annual Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal this past weekend. Montreal is a fun place, full of friendly people, great food, and culture from all over the world. You can hear some of the … Read more »

  • blog November 25, 2014

    Cha Cha Cha! Old-School Cuban Jams Via World Circuit

    World Circuit Records, the label that put Buena Vista Social Club in everyone’s Discman, continues its mission of highlighting some great vintage Cuban music with Cha Cha Cha, a remastered album from Abelardo Barroso and Orquesta Sensación, stars of the Havana charanga scene … Read more »

  • blog September 17, 2014

    50 Years of Nonesuch: Five Essential Albums

    Nonesuch Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a concert series at Brooklyn Academy of Music that features Caetano Veloso, Toumani Diabaté and Rokia Traoré, among other acclaimed artists. Formed in 1964 by Jac Holzman (the founder of … Read more »

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