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Big Night in Little Haiti, Miami Style

Big Night in Little Haiti is a lively monthly party showcasing top Haitian musical talent in the courtyard of the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami. BNLH and our local affiliate WDNA-FM invited Georges Collinet and the Afropop crew down … Read more »

Blog »

Blog RIP Cheo Feliciano: Six Songs You Should Know
Blog Sharon Katz and the Peace Train Celebrate 20 Years at Joe’s Pub, April 26
Blog Afropop Worldwide Mix from DJ Reaganomics
Blog Los Rakas – Sueño Americano
Blog Blitz the Ambassador featuring Nneka: Love on the Run
Blog A Look at What’s New in Raï

Reviews »

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    Now

    Bibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is … Read more »

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    Food For Thought

    The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is not generally known for producing great Afrobeat or roots reggae bands. However, there are several little-known, high-quality examples, and they hang tight together: Reggae band Mosaic Foundation, and their Afrobeat/Afro-reggae side project … Read more »

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    Ya Nass

    Yasmine Hamdan’s music has never been tied down by time or place. Soapkills, the band she led with her then-husband, built from the blueprint of American and British alternative music of the ’90s to create a unique style that was well … Read more »

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    Ibibio Sound Machine

    Ibibio Sound Machine’s debut album sounds like the best parts of about half a dozen different genres from the 70s and 80s,  all combined with an up-to-date electronic production approach, and the warm voice of the seriously stylin’ Eno Williams. … Read more »

Now

Bibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is … Read more »

NYC Events »

  • Sat Apr 19

    Location: Terraza 7, Gleane Street, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:30 pm to 12:30 am

    With some of the finest Colombian musicians in the United States, Ronald Polo (vocalist/composer/gaitero) and Morris Cañate (master folkloric percussionist) join their talents to lead and ensemble rich of musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendants of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. With the strong mesmerizing beats, this music goes into your system like a dose of pure, sincere and contagious energy! Terraza literally catches in flames when Rebolú is on stage. Join us this Saturday for a fantastic time!

  • Sun Apr 20

    Location: DROM, Avenue A, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    5:30pm and 8pm

    Celebrate great music with gorgeous Latin Jazz by Jorge Luis Pacheco, hailed by Wynton Marsalis who said "This young musician has a very bright future." Discover Cuba's hottest up and coming young Jazz piano player. He was the only pianist to be invited to perform with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on their closing night at Havana's Teatro Mella. His current CD is being produced by multi grammy winner Chucho Valdes and they are also co-recording one of the tracks. His touring credits include tours with many major artists throughout Europe, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. This will be his US debut! Catch a rare glimpse of Cuba's cutting edge talent with some beautiful Cuban Music.

  • Sun Apr 20

    Location: DROM, Avenue A, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am

  • Mon Apr 21

    Location: Barbès (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

  • Wed Apr 23

    Location: Barbes (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
    In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includ es Ismael Kouyate - vocals; Mamady Kourouma - guitar; Oran Etkin - tenor sax & clarinets; Sylvain Leroux - flute, tambin and alto sax; Andy Algire - drums; Nick Cudahy - bass and Mamady Kouyate - guitar. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.