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  • hip-deep August 10, 2017

    Afro-Dominicana: The Other Dominican Republic

    In the 1930s, infamous Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the burning of the country’s palos drums, hoping to erase the powerful vestiges of African culture in the Dominican Republic. Luckily for us, the breakneck, trance-inducing sound of palos still reverberates … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2017

    Mixes from the Road: Music of Haiti, Chile and Dominican Republic

    Afropop producer Morgan Greenstreet has been all around the world this year. First in Nigeria for fieldwork and research for our current Hip Deep season and now in South America and the Caribbean on tour as a drummer with his … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Three

    This is the third feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes and … Read more »

  • botb March 8, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Emeline Michel and Women Artists of Haiti

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, and also noting the recent appearance of Haitian singer Emeline Michel in Brooklyn at the globalFEST Creole Carnival, this edition of “Best of The Beat” brings you a feature from 2000 on Ms. Michel, … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

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