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  • blog July 17, 2017

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Big Chune Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    We’re pleased to share another exclusive mix from DJ Ephraim Asili, who delivered the Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One mixtape to us last year. Asili, a full-time visiting artist in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, returns to share … Read more »

  • blog July 13, 2017

    Flavia Coelho: A Brazilian Soul

    Feature image above by Dave Kaufman. When Brazilian singer/songwriter Flavia Coelho took the stage at Club Soda at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal last week it was a homecoming, a big homecoming. She had not performed anywhere in the … Read more »

  • review July 11, 2017

    Chronology

    Reggae music is no stranger to cross-genre collaboration, and it is not unusual to hear elements of Caribbean music in today’s pop music, but Jamaica’s rising star, Chronixx, has quickly taken reggae’s relationship with the global music industry to a … Read more »

  • blog July 10, 2017

    Field Report: Indian Ocean Music Market and Sakifo Festival

    Feature image above: Pachibaba, photo credit Fabien-Tressaille.   Every year at the end of May/early June, the tropical island of Réunion (in French: La Réunion), a French overseas department located east of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, … Read more »

  • botb July 5, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Maranhão–Reggae Time Warp in Brazil

    Once you have listened to this week’s excellent new Hip Deep program, “Ring the Alarm: A History of Sound System Culture,” produced by former Beat contributor Dave Katz and Saxon Baird, you must read this BOTB article by reggae collector … Read more »

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