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  • hip-deep October 19, 2017

    Riqueza del Barrio: Puerto Rican Music in the United States

    For a full month, the fate of Puerto Rico and its inhabitants has remained unknown due to the devastating effects of the Category 4 Hurricane Maria during the unusually active hurricane season of 2017. There are still many people on the island living … Read more »

  • program June 22, 2017

    Bugalú!

    We honor the late Joe Cuba with this encore portrait of “Bugalú,” produced for Afropop Worldwide by Ned Sublette. Bugalú is the Spanish spelling of boogaloo, and was also known as “Latin soul.” It hit the scene in 1966 with … Read more »

  • blog September 2, 2016

    Hear El Bles’ New EP “I Am Latin Soul”

    It’s a late entry, but you might want to clear some room on your summer 2016 playlists for a new EP from the Orlando, FL-based Puerto Rican producer El Bles titled I Am Latin Soul. True to its name, the record … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2015

    “We Like It Like That”: A Definitive Boogaloo Documentary

    Mathew Ramirez Warren thought he just going to write a magazine piece about Johnny Colón, but now, five years later, he’s heading to Texas to premiere his feature-length documentary at the South by Southwest music conference. Rather than just covering one … Read more »

  • interview December 2, 2014

    A Conversation with Juan Flores on Puerto Rican Music in the U.S.

    Juan Flores–scholar, mentor, author,  pioneer of Puerto Rican studies, living encyclopedia, and friend–passed away suddenly after a short illness on Dec. 2, 2014. At the time of his death, Juan Flores was professor of social and cultural analysis at New York … Read more »

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