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  • review July 10, 2017

    Marimba del Pacifico

    Rivers only have an illusion of permanence, something the Greek philosopher Heraclitus pointed out when he said you never put your foot in the same river twice. They can be named, mapped, talked about like any solid object, but rivers … Read more »

  • blog June 29, 2017

    Paíto in New York City!

    All photos by Kevin Yaterola. Interview excerpts translated by the author. On the evening of July 15, the David Rubenstein Atrium of Lincoln Center was filled to capacity, bursting with joyful residents of New York City ready to welcome, for the … Read more »

  • blog June 8, 2017

    Premiere: Rio Mira’s New Track “Agua”

    Afropop is proud to be the first to present the band Rio Mira’s new track, “Agua,” and its remix. The group is a collaboration of musicians from the neighboring countries of Colombia and Ecuador and has an album, Marimba del … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • blog April 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 5

    This is the fifth feature in a series we’re calling “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 got, among other things, intimate r&b … Read more »

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