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  • September 19, 2014

    Riqueza del Barrio: Puerto Rican Music in the United States

    Once Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens in 1917, El Barrio sprang up in New York. By the 1930s, they were the dominant Latin group in the city. Tito Puente, born on 110th St. in 1923, was the first important Latin … Read more »

  • September 12, 2014

    Bachata Takeover: From the Bronx to the World

    While bachata may have originated in the Dominican Republic, its growth in popularity over the past 10 years is not rooted within the shores of the small Caribbean nation but in the outer boroughs of New York City. It was … Read more »

  • September 5, 2014

    The Story of Rai

    Afropop Worldwide listeners have heard the brilliant singer Khaled often on our program. In this Hip Deep portrait, Khaled shares stories and insights from his remarkable career–from his early days growing up in cosmopolitan Oran on the Mediterranean coast of … Read more »

  • August 27, 2014

    Podcast Special!

    This summer, Afropop launched a new and improved podcast, making your favorite world-spanning radio show available in a whole new way. To celebrate, we’ve put together a show featuring some of our favorite moments from the podcast. Previously available only … Read more »

  • August 21, 2014

    Baaba Maal Acoustic: Live in NYC

    Sensational Senegalese singer Baaba Maal has toured the world for nearly 30 years backed by his electric group, Daande Lenol. At times he has performed as an acoustic duo with his longtime musical partner, Mansour Seck, on guitars and vocals. … Read more »

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