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  • interview October 4, 2017

    Vicente Garcia’s Journey Back to Bachata

    When nothing else seemed appealing, Vicente Garcia headed to the countryside. The young Dominican singer-songwriter had already anchored a successful band, Calor Urbano, and put out his first solo album, but his label was pushing him towards recording more commercial … Read more »

  • blog September 29, 2017

    Lend A Hand to Hurricane and Earthquake Victims

    The summer of 2017 has been riddled with a succession of natural disasters that have left millions in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean without electricity, food, clean water, homes, and in some cases, evidence of a thriving, vibrant … Read more »

  • blog September 14, 2017

    Paul Austerlitz: Musical Connections Between the Dominican Republic and Haiti

    On “An Island, Divided,” Afropop Worldwide explores the complex relationship between the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola—the Dominican Republic and Haiti. One of the experts interviewed in the program is Paul Austerlitz, an ethnomusicologist and jazz musician … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2017

    Discography: An Island, Divided

    Here is a list of songs heard on Afropop Worldwide’s “An Island, Divided:“ Tabou Combo “Gold” (Mis Records) Nemours Jean Baptiste “Sensation of the Day” (Ibo Records) Various Artists “Alan Lomax in Haiti” (Harte Records) Fabre Duroseau “Haitian Piano” (Smithonian Folkways) Angel Viloria “Bajo El … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 24, 2017

    An Island, Divided

    The island of Hispaniola, located in the western Caribbean, is divided in two by an invisible line that snakes down its central mountain range. On one side is Haiti, the other the Dominican Republic: one colonized by the French, the … Read more »

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