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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 September 14, 2017

    Fania Records At 50

    New York City is home to the earthshaking Latin dance music known as salsa. From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, Fania Records released many of the landmark albums of the era, creating a salsa boom that reverberated around the world. … Read more »

  • 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 »

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