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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 »

  • Bibi Tanga - Now - Artwork

    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 »


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 »

  • Fri Apr 18

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

    Sets at 9:00, 10:30 and Midnight

    Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Tonight we bring you KOFO THE WONDERMAN (Master Drummer, Composer, Lead Singer and Bandleader) blends traditional African singing and drumming with Afro-funk flavour. His Exceptionally diverse CD ‘PROOF,’ issued and distributed by Sunmak Music Inc., supercedes expectation. The Wonderman’s infectious beat, led by the voice of the talking drum, as well as his own vocals, has been igniting dance floors and inspiring audiences in the New York club scene since he formed his band; ‘The Daylight Stars’.

  • Sat Apr 19

    Location: Best Buy Theater, Broadway, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Showtime: 8:00 PM
    Doors open: 7:00 PM
    Stephen Marley has been busy in the studio working on his album, Revelation PT.2 “The Fruit of Life” - The follow up to the Grammy award winning “ The Root of Life “ Stephen had planned to release the album this Fall and go on tour to promote the record. Unfortunately, the tour dates were announced before the album was complete. The release date of the album is now scheduled for February 2014 and Stephen will be touring after.

  • Sat Apr 19

    Location: Shrine, Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY, United States, North America (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Join The Brand New Life for a night of Afro-infused dance music at The Shrine. The Brand New Life features drums, bass, horns, guitar, and keys that interlock in hard hitting grooves and soaring melodies through an afro prism. Sharing the stage with diverse acts such as afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 and Black Flag punk legend Greg Ginn, The Brand New Life has something for all lovers of live music. Grooves you cannot help but move to, compositions that bend jazz and rock, impressive musicianship, TBNL's got it. There is no better host for the band than The Shrine!

  • 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!

  • Sat Apr 19

    Location: Joe's Pub, Lafayette Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Somalian hip-hop artist and philanthropist K'naan is embarking on a month long residency at Joe's Pub in April. You know him from his collaborations with music greats Nas, Bono, Mos Def and from his 2012 LP release Country, God Or The Girl.
    The grandson of Haji Mohamed, one of Somalia’s most famous poets, and nephew of famed Somali singer Magool, the emcee is creating his own musical path through reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop.