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  • blog September 28, 2017

    Culture and Rhythm at CCCADI’s “Trade/Ition”

    All photos by Mario Carrion for New Visual Collective “We’re going to end at the beginning” the MC gently intoned. “End with the drum. End with rhythm.” The last panel discussion of the day at the Caribbean Cultural Center African … Read more »

  • blog May 2, 2017

    Otura Mun of Puerto Rican Band ÌFÉ Discusses the Spiritual Meaning of Ifá

    On Sat., April 22 at Dobbin St in Brooklyn, members of the Puerto Rico-based band ÌFÉ mounted the stage dressed humbly yet magnificently in all white and positioned themselves behind their respective percussion instruments. The event was hosted by Cosa … Read more »

  • interview June 23, 2016

    Abraham Rodriguez Discusses New Group, Okonkolo

    Abraham Rodriguez’s combination of soulful voice and skillful delivery has made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the salsa and folkloric scenes. He has been touring for over 20 years and has worked with renowned artists such as … Read more »

  • review June 20, 2016

    Habana Dreams

    When jazz royalty Wynton Marsalis needed Cuban percussion in 2014, he turned to Pedrito Martinez, and on the Pedrito Martinez Group’s latest album, the favor is returned. Habana Dreams, released June 10 on Motema Music, features stirring guest spots from … 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 »

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