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  • blog June 16, 2016

    A Trip to Panama: Notes From the Field

    This week on Afropop Worldwide, we bring you Afropop’s trip to Central America: The Panama Beat. In order to research the show, our producer and resident Latin American traveler Marlon Bishop took a trip to Panama to find out what … Read more »

  • program June 16, 2016

    The Panama Beat

    Central America, a narrow, mountainous, and largely impoverished stretch of land spanning seven countries, is a surprising and underexposed Latin American musical hot zone. The region’s bizarre and tumultuous history has led to a fascinating mix of cultural influences – … Read more »

  • program March 17, 2016

    Music in A Changing Cuba

    News bulletins from Havana are appearing daily as Obama’s initiative to defang the U.S. embargo moves forward. Ned Sublette, who frequently travels to Cuba, talks with Sean Barlow about the present moment and recent developments. The program features timba from … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2015

    The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Gente de Zona, and Cultural Change

    As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the American flag above the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana, we were feeling simultaneously celebratory and pensive. Although the 1960 trade embargo still stands, some trade and travel restrictions have loosened since … Read more »

  • blog April 18, 2015

    Five New Cuban Music Videos

    For our new show, “Music in a Changing Cuba,” producer Ned Sublette put together a playlist of new videos from some of the hottest artists coming out of Cuba today. Take out a little time and indulge yourself with these: Charanga … Read more »

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