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  • program June 16, 2016

    The Panama Beat

    Central America, a narrow, mountainous, and largely impoverished stretch of land spanning seven countries, is a surprising and underexposed Latin American musical hot zone. The region’s bizarre and tumultuous history has led to a fascinating mix of cultural influences – … Read more »

  • blog October 22, 2014

    Fania Records at 50: Featured Artists

    With Fania Records celebrating its 50th anniversary, our new show takes a look at the history  of the seminal salsa label. Here’s a deeper look at some of the legendary Fania artists featured on the program. Johnny Pacheco Johnny Pacheco, … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2013

    DOWNLOAD ALERT: New Los Rakas Track

    It turns out that Oakland’s Los Rakas are not only gifted rappers, but also very considerate guests. The duo headed south last weekend for concerts in Bogota and Santiago (new performance locals for the team), and to show their gratitude … Read more »

  • blog July 10, 2013

    Latin Alternative Music Conference Takes NYC

    The Latin Alternative Music Conference takes New York this week, bringing with it five days of music, art, panels, and exhibits spread all over the city. The conference kicked off Tuesday in the Bronx with a free showcase at Crotona … Read more »

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