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  • blog August 22, 2017


    Although they won the Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2015, it’s clear on their new album, Avrakedabra, that Morgan Heritage does not want to be pigeon-holed into that genre. Over the course of the LP, you can hear Morgan … Read more »

  • botb August 17, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: 130 Years of Marcus Garvey

    Today, Aug. 17, we commemorate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey with a reprint from a very special issue of The Beat in 1987, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Compiled by contributing … Read more »

  • blog August 9, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Seven

    After a bit of a break, here’s the seventh feature in a series we call “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 … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2017


    Nobody is perfect. A l l i e isn’t afraid to admit that on her song, “Bad Habits, a standout from her debut album Nightshade which was released July 21. We’re all guilty of our own faults, but this Canadian … Read more »

  • blog July 24, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: The Maroons–African Freedom Fighters in the Hills of Jamaica

    Anyone interested in African and Caribbean history needs to know the story of the Maroons of Jamaica. Their history dates back to the 1500s, when they were conscripted as African servants and workers for the Spaniards who first invaded the … Read more »

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