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  • blog May 19, 2017

    Combo Chimbita Previews New Album With “Amparamé”

    The new single, “Ampárame,” from power-quartet Combo Chimbita is just the soundtrack we need to sweat out a New York City heat wave. Abya Yala by Combo Chimbita“Ampárame,” which translates as “Protect Me,” is the lead single from Combo Chimbita’s forthcoming … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2017

    Runnin’ For the Ghost

    With 11 upbeat jams, Big Mean Sound Machine has delivered an energetic but never obtrusive summer soundtrack. The 10-piece Ithaca, NY-based band’s fourth record, Runnin’ For the Ghost, flirts with genres ranging from soul to funk to Afrobeat to Ethiopian … Read more »

  • review May 17, 2017

    Build Music

    Janka Nabay’s first international release, En Yay Sah, came out on Luaka Bop in 2012. It was a revelation of the power of Janka’s simple, trance-inducing music to connect with U.S. and European audiences who had no context for traditional … Read more »

  • blog May 7, 2017

    Field Report: Festival International de Louisiane

    Feature image above: Sean Ardoin and Zydekool at the Warehouse in Lafayette, performing a showcase of contemporary zydeco rock and soul. Photos by William Farrington. Festival International de Louisiane is an arts festival with a special emphasis on the connection … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2017

    New York African Film Festival Emphasizes Activism in This Year’s Showcase

    The arts in the United States have been experiencing quite precarious times with the looming threat of reduced federal funding. However, this hasn’t stopped organizations from continuing to display ambitious and defiant work by courageous artists who are aptly reacting … Read more »

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