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  • blog September 12, 2014

    Primer: Urban Bachata

    In our program “Bachata Takeover: From the Bronx to the World” we detailed the history of bachata and the rise to worldwide popularity of urban bachata–the latest incarnation of the resilient Dominican guitar music. Urban bachata, which originated among the … Read more »

  • program 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 »

  • blog 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 »

  • hip-deep February 13, 2014

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the UK Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the UK in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the 70s, a new generation … Read more »

  • interview February 13, 2014

    Dennis Bovell: UK Reggae, Lovers Rock, and the Power of Linton Kwesi Johnson.

    It’s not entirely hyperbole to state that reggae in the United Kingdom wouldn’t exist without Dennis Bovell. It certainty wouldn’t have become what it did. The sound system operator-turned-producer, band leader of Matumbi, bass player, dub innovator, lovers rock songwriter … Read more »

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