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  • blog August 4, 2017

    Field Report: 50th Annual Loiza Festival in NYC

    Over the weekend of July 28, thousands of guests gathered in celebration of Afro-Latino culture in New York during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” fondly known as the Loiza Festival, after the Puerto … Read more »

  • blog November 8, 2016

    Exclusive Mix From Little Dynasty: La Tormenta Tropical en Colombia

    While researching our recent program Colombia in NYC, we reached out to Eric Banta, A.K.A. Little Dynasty, who runs the Brooklyn-based record label Names You Can Trust and its accompanying online storefront Independent Grand. Among many other excellent records, NYCT releases choice new music … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2016

    49th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio

    The Loiza Festival in El Barrio, more formally known as Festival Santiago Apóstol de Loiza en El Barrio, takes place from Fri., July 29 to Sun., July 31. This free festival celebrates Afro-Puerto Rican traditions, taking inspiration from Loiza, Puerto … Read more »

  • blog April 11, 2016

    Calma Carmona: Latin-Soul Power

    When we think of music from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, bomba, plena and salsa are the genres that tend to come to mind. There is, however, so much more. Such is the case of Calma Carmona, the Spanglish-fly-girl … Read more »

  • review March 4, 2016

    Bambulaye

    The new album from New York’s Los Hacheros is a consistent work of truly soulful Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican/Nuyorican neotraditional popular music. There is a deep sense of swing and sabor (flavor) in every coro (chorus vocal), tumbao (bass and conga groove) and montuno … Read more »

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