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  • closeups April 25, 2017

    A Conversation With Pedrito Martínez: Part Two

    Cuban master musician Pedrito Martínez talks about his career playing jazz, pop and original music, and sacred regla de ocha ceremonies in New York City. Produced and hosted by Ned Sublette with Kenneth Schweitzer [Distributed 9/13/2016]

  • interview March 9, 2017

    Strength, Perseverance and Humanism: An Interview with Daymé Arocena

    After two years of extensive and well-received international touring, Cuban rising star Daymé Arocena returns with her second album, Cubafonía. The record sees the 25-year old singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader as strong as ever, as she turns her focus … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    Daymé Arocena at the Highline Ballroom

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. For a full gallery of photos, scroll to the bottom. Daymé Arocena and her band turned up the temperature at the Highline Ballroom on a frigid Manhattan evening last week. Their first concert of the … Read more »

  • blog November 28, 2016

    Fidel Castro and the Africa Connection

    On Fri., Nov. 25 news came that Fidel Castro, a uniquely controversial, divisive and important historical figure, had passed. We look back to a pivotal time in Castro’s life when Cuba was heavily involved in the Angolan civil war that Afropop producer Ned Sublette reported … Read more »

  • program October 13, 2016

    Africa in Matanzas, Cuba: El Almacén is Walking

    Matanzas, Cuba has long been regarded as the source (la fuente) of many rich Afro-Cuban folkloric traditions. These ceremonial and secular Afro-Cuban musics are, for the most part, alive and well, and being documented for the first time by Matanceros … Read more »

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