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  • blog July 12, 2017

    Totó La Momposina and Mariachi Flor de Toloache: Live in Central Park

    Sat., July 8 posed a tough choice for the Afropop team in New York. Chronixx, Chop and Quench and Laoulu NYC were presiding over a reggae-Afrobeat bash at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. Meanwhile, uptown Colombian and Mexican New Yorkers … Read more »

  • review March 3, 2017

    Baile Bucanero

    Ondatropica is a multi-generational, multi-genre Colombian music collective aimed at breaking down borders between urban and rural, folk and pop, past and present, cumbia and just about everything else. The project’s self-titled debut double CD won widespread praise in 2012. … Read more »

  • review March 22, 2016

    Supernatural Love

    This Afro-Colombian roots pop outfit, cofounded in 1996 by British DJ and producer Richard Blair, made its mark pioneering the electro-cumbia movement. That has proven a rich vein over the years, inspiring some of the most satisfying and unconventional dance … Read more »

  • blog June 23, 2015

    Ondatrópica Vol. 2 Announced!

    Ondatrópica recently announced a followup to their excellent double-album, released on Soundway in 2012. Ondatrópica is a collaborative project spearheaded by colombian musician Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero) and English producer/musician Will Holland (A.K.A. Quantic). We loved the debut record, as you … Read more »

  • blog September 30, 2013

    Etoro Session 024: Bleepolar’s Silky Smooth Realism

    The very excellent weekly mixtape series, Etoro, dropped a new mix from Bogota’s Bleepolar last week, and we’re all about it. To say that “slick” is the name of the game with Bleepolar’s music is to get him maybe 95% … Read more »

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