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  • July 30, 2014

    Tecno Brega: A Video Primer

    Tecno brega is one of the liveliest music scenes covered in our recent program “The Mighty Amazon” and it’s not just because of the music. Drop by some of the biggest aparalhagens (sound systems) that play weekly throughout the state … Read more »

  • June 25, 2014

    Afropop Video Premiere: “This Is KiT”

    One of the coolest, friendliest and, without a doubt, most energetic groups to cross our aural radar over the last year or two has been Kuenta i Tambu, the Curaçaoan party starters who mix the bass-heavy sounds of modern dance … Read more »

  • June 24, 2014

    Ghana Slows the Beat Down: Alkayida

    We’ve been hearing chatter from Ghana for the past few years about something called alkayida (or, with a more orthodox spelling, Al Qaeda). At first we were a bit concerned that the international terrorist organization had moved into this famously peaceful country, even … Read more »

  • June 21, 2014

    Video Playlist: Bebo Valdés

    Bebo Valdés, who died March 22, 2013 at the age of 94, was one of the great Cuban musicians of all time. A pianist with his own style, bandleader, arranger, composer and mentor to his son Chucho Valdés, he had … Read more »

  • June 17, 2014

    Stromae Drops “Ta Fete” for World Cup, Makes U.S. Debut

    Haven’t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don’t worry–we’re pretty sure you’ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like “Formidable”  and his breakout hit “Papaoutai” (read our take … Read more »

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