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  • closeups April 11, 2017

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part One

    Pedrito Martínez, the superstar New York-based percussionist and vocalist, talks with Ned Sublette and drum scholar Kenneth Schweitzer about how he got started in sacred and popular music in Havana, Cuba. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette [Distributed 9/06/2016] (Photo … Read more »

  • interview September 6, 2016

    A Home Visit with Cuban Music Master Pedrito Martinez

      In 2013, Afropop Worldwide staff writer Morgan Greenstreet visited with Cuban master percussionist/singer Pedrito Martinez in his home in breezy Union City, NJ, just across the Lincoln Tunnel from Manhattan. Pedrito was a welcoming host, introducing our writer to … 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 July 9, 2015

    Tiempo Libre Is Back With a Tour, Album and Videos

    The Cuba-by-way-of-Miami band Tiempo Libre is back with their first album since 2011’s My Secret Radio. Universal Music Latin Entertainment has just released the three-time Grammy-nominated timba group’s latest, Panamericano, a record that’s true to both its genre and predecessors. … 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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