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  • program April 27, 2017

    Jamaica: Big A Yard, Big Abroad

    Since the 1960s in Jamaica, iconic figures such as Bob Marley have gathered in backyards to write reggae anthems that conquered world charts. The yard remains a cornerstone in Jamaican culture. Musicians withdraw from the violence of the city to … Read more »

  • blog April 27, 2017

    Afropunk Festival Preview

    Spring has sprung in New York; the tulips are in full bloom, young leaves are poking out on trees and the incessant jingle of ice cream trucks is in the air. As things warm up, ’tis also the season for Brooklyn’s … Read more »

  • botb April 26, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae’s Michael Rose

    Roots reggae singer Michael Rose, best known to us old-timers as former lead singer for the crucial 1980s Black Uhuru trio, makes a rare New York appearance on Sat., April 30 at B.B. King Blues Club. Black Uhuru began in … Read more »

  • review April 14, 2017

    Bennu

    Good music has the power to transport. Especially on the dance floor, the right soundtrack can make you close your eyes, leave everything behind and travel to new places. The new album Bennu from Wonderwheel delivers this type of experience. … Read more »

  • botb March 23, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae Women Stepping Forward

    This installment of “Best of The Beat” is a glimpse into a moment in history—1985—in which we celebrated the outstanding female voices of reggae music. Jamaica is, and probably will always be, a patriarchal society, but at this point in … Read more »

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