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  • blog January 27, 2017

    Photo Essay: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Here are some shots of artists featured in our program, Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: A Musical Road Trip to Sacred Sites in Western Cuba. The show was produced by Ned Sublette in the course of conducting music seminars … Read more »

  • hip-deep January 26, 2017

    Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Borrowing the title from Cuban polymath Fernando Ortiz, producer Ned Sublette takes a group of travelers, including you, to multiple sites in western Cuba to analyze the musical impact of what Ortiz called the “Cuban counterpoint” of tobacco and sugar. … Read more »

  • program October 13, 2016

    Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking

    Matanzas, Cuba has long been regarded as the source (la fuente) of many rich Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. These ceremonial and secular Afro-Cuban musics are, for the most part, alive and well, and being documented for the first time by Matanceros … Read more »

  • blog September 20, 2016

    Sendero/El Almacén: Cuban Record Label and Arts Collective Looks to Expand Its Horizons

    When we last visited with Sendero/El Almacén, the Matanzas-based Cuban record label and arts collective, in March 2016, we learned about their activities documenting vibrant Afro-Cuban folkloric music. We spoke with label and collective cofounder Luis Bran, who detailed the … Read more »

  • feature March 24, 2016

    Video Feature: Africa in Matanzas, Cuba–El Almacén is Walking

    Here are videos of some of the artists featured in our “Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking” program. Los Matanceros Grupo Rumbata de Camaguey Rumbata Live in Concert! Contienda Congo Palera Bira Montaña Grupo Afrocuba de Matanzas Batarumba … Read more »

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