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  • viv February 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Matanzas—A Story in Afro-Cuban Culture

    I crossed Customs’ hypnotic thick-hipped women laced in fishnets, and entered a tropical sensuality that hummed in neon accents. Sandwiched between offensively hip New Yorkers, a batch of awkward middle-aged Chinese hippies and a six-toed Scandinavian adventurer, I let my … Read more »

  • interview February 12, 2016

    Kenneth Schweitzer Talks to Ned Sublette

    I met Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer in 2010 when I was in residence at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, where he is presently (February 2016) chair of the music department. Ken is a specialist in what to me is the great … Read more »

  • blog May 11, 2015

    Video Premiere! Daymé Arocena’s “Madres”

    Daymé Arocena is a promising young voice, emerging from the talent-packed music scene of Havana. Check out our new show “Music in a Changing Cuba” to hear just how thriving the country’s historically vibrant musical landscape remains. Daymé is just 22, … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Lost and Found

    Well, they did it: The product of accidental visa problems for Malian musicians in France, the Buena Vista Social Club has at last ended the animosity between Cuba and the United States and now the band is entitled to its … Read more »

  • blog April 18, 2013

    Cuban artist Danay Suarez responds to Jay Z’s “Open Letter”

    Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) and Beyoncé Knowles recently made waves when they traveled to the island of Cuba (which has been under U.S. trade embargo since it became a socialist/communist country in 1960) to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The initial … Read more »

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