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  • blog June 29, 2017

    Paíto in New York City!

    All photos by Kevin Yaterola. Interview excerpts translated by the author. On the evening of July 15, the David Rubenstein Atrium of Lincoln Center was filled to capacity, bursting with joyful residents of New York City ready to welcome, for the … Read more »

  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

  • program January 12, 2017

    Colombia in NYC

    New York City is home to a diverse community of Colombian musicians and groups who create in a wide range of traditional, popular and experimental music styles for diasporic communities and beyond. Our “Colombia in NYC” program takes us from … Read more »

  • blog November 20, 2015

    Adios Vallenato Legend Calixto Ochoa

    Calixto Ochoa, the legendary vallenato singer, accordionist and composer, passed away on Nov. 18 at his home in Sincelejo, Colombia, at the age of 81. Born in the village of Valencia de Jesus in northern Colombia, Ochoa rose to popularity … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2015

    QUITAPENAS’ “Valle Moreno”–Más Tropical Home Video

    QUITAPENAS (“one word–all caps, four syllables–all claps”) is a group of five young men based in the Inland Empire region of southern California. The group’s live, vibrant percussive sound simultaneously invokes multiple times and places, from 2015 Los Angeles, to … Read more »

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