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  • blog June 7, 2017

    Rueda de Bullerengue

    The new 45 from Bulla en El Barrio features two original bullerengue compositions, a chalupa and a fandango, representing two of the three rhythms and dance styles that make up bullerengue, an Afro-Colombian traditional music from the Caribbean coast. The cover art, rendered … Read more »

  • blog January 3, 2017

    Summer 2017 NYC Preview Showcase, Jan. 5

    Summer feels like an eternity away, especially when you consider that we aren’t even two weeks into winter. But the weather will change; the leaves will turn green and, just like the songbirds who have flown south, live music will … Read more »

  • review December 1, 2016

    Heritage

    Richard Bona’s music is as well-traveled as the man himself. For his latest record, Heritage, the New Yorker-by-way-of-Paris-and-Cameroon plays with a group called Mandekan Cubano. The album, released by Quincy Jones’ Qwest Records, explores the verdant and vast world of … Read more »

  • blog July 21, 2016

    Brasil Summerfest Preview

    Brazil might be in the news this summer for political turmoil, the Olympics, and how one seems to lead inevitably to the other, but for us at Afropop, the South American country is always looming large. Brazilian music is an … Read more »

  • program July 9, 2015

    Fania Records At 50

    New York City is home to the earthshaking Latin dance music known as salsa. From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, Fania Records released many of the landmark albums in the history of the music, creating a salsa boom that reverberated … Read more »

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