Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide logo

All posts with tag: afro-cuban

  • blog July 5, 2017

    Afro-Cuban Legends at the Bronx Museum

    On Fri., July 7, Afropop Worldwide and Stewart Avenue will be live broadcasting the Bronx Museum’s celebration of iconic Cuban visual artist Manuel Mendive at the museum’s First Fridays! Afro-Cuban Night. The evening event, held in Joyce Kilmer Park, will … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    Daymé Arocena at the Highline Ballroom

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. For a full gallery of photos, scroll to the bottom. Daymé Arocena and her band turned up the temperature at the Highline Ballroom on a frigid Manhattan evening last week. Their first concert of the … Read more »

  • interview March 24, 2016

    Luis Bran Interview

    The interviews, with Sendero/El Almacén co-principals Luis Bran and Liliam Cedeño, were conducted Jan. 15, 2016, at Luis’ home in Matanzas, Cuba. I spent two and a half weeks there studying Matanzas-style batá drumming with Idalberto (Puchito) Pérez, the musical … Read more »

  • botb February 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Afro-Cuba: Salsa and Santeria

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat on Afropop” brings you the story of an extraordinary journey in search of African roots in Cuban music and culture. Ron Sakolsky’s travelogue, “Havana Moon: Discovering Cuba’s African Heritage,” takes us back … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “We Like It Like That”: A Definitive Boogaloo Documentary

    Mathew Ramirez Warren thought he just going to write a magazine piece about Johnny Colón, but now, five years later, he’s heading to Texas to premiere his feature-length documentary at the South by Southwest music conference. Rather than just covering one … Read more »

Browse the archives