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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 »

  • program April 6, 2017

    A History of Puerto Rican Salsa

    The music being made in Puerto Rico before and during the salsa years had its own sabor, even while the salsa boom was exploding out of New York. We talk to three of Puerto Rico’s all-time most important bandleaders: Rafael … Read more »

  • blog March 26, 2017

    Photo Essay: Afropop’s Residency at Threes Brewing

    These past few weeks, Afropop has hosted a series of concerts at Threes Brewing in Gowanus, Brooklyn featuring some of our friends from New York’s extensive African and Afro-diasporic music scenes. We kicked it off on March 9 with blazing … 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 September 23, 2016

    Video: Jomion and the Uklos on B-Side

    On Thurs., Sept. 15, Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre appeared on BRIC TV for an exclusive live in-studio performance and interview with Jomion and the Uklos. Jomion and the Uklos is a family band from Benin, West Africa, led by Samuel “Jomion” … Read more »

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