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  • blog May 31, 2017

    From Baby Steps To Giant Strides: The Dawn Drake Story

    Dawn Drake is an active musician in New York, with over 15 years of experience. She is a bass player, percussionist, singer/songwriter and bandleader of her “global funk” ensemble, Dawn Drake and ZapOte, which is known to blend different genres … Read more »

  • botb February 6, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bob Marley’s Mento Roots

    What is mento? (No, it’s not an after-dinner mint or chewing gum.) Mento is Jamaican folk music that predates ska and reggae. Ska emerged in 1950s, but mento has been documented all the way back to the 1920s. The sound … Read more »

  • blog November 6, 2014

    Pak Man! Mixpak and Man Recordings Collaborate on EP

    Mixpak Records and Man Recordings just put out a joint EP called Pak Man and we are officially pumped. For the past couple of years, both labels have gradually become go-to sources for the cutting edge of globally minded dance music. Brooklyn-based … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez, 2011

    Aurelio Martinez–these days, just Aurelio–has been a major figure in Central American Garifuna music for decades.  The Garifuna descend from escaped African slaves and Caribbean natives.  They trace their origins to an 18th century shipwreck of the island of St. … Read more »

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