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  • April 18, 2014

    RIP Cheo Feliciano: Six Songs You Should Know

    Puerto Rican super-sonero Jose Cheo Feliciano passed away on April 17 in a fatal car accident. He was 78. He was born in Ponce, PR in 1936, but moved to New York with his family at age 17. It was … Read more »

  • April 18, 2014

    Sharon Katz and the Peace Train Celebrate 20 Years at Joe’s Pub, April 26

    For 22 years, singer and guitarist Sharon Katz has been at the forefront of a musical peace movement in South Africa. Since she was a teenager growing up in Port Elizabeth during apartheid, Sharon has been actively working against racial … Read more »

  • April 18, 2014

    Afropop Worldwide Mix from DJ Reaganomics

    We asked DJ Reaganomics, of Staten Island, NYC, to produce an original mix for us. He is very active in the scene which some call “global bass,” drawing on an extremely diverse, largely African and Afro-diasporic palate to make exciting … Read more »

  • April 17, 2014

    Los Rakas – Sueño Americano

    In a powerful new video for “Sueño Americano,” Oakland based hip hop duo Los Rakas offer a critique on the typical American dream and the prison industrial complex. Gone are the trappings of success we usually find in music videos. The … Read more »

  • April 17, 2014

    Blitz the Ambassador featuring Nneka: Love on the Run

    Jakarta Records’ recording artist Blitz the Ambassador has another hot track for us from the soon-to-be-released Afropolitan Dreams. He’s put out a few songs already, including “Success” and “Make You No Forget,” which are consistently amazing. We can’t wait for … Read more »

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