In the ’70s and ’80s, the East African nation of Tanzania was home to one of the continent’s greatest music scenes. But you wouldn’t know from the recorded evidence. Join us for this Hip Deep edition of Afropop Worldwide, as ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18634/live-from-bongoland-the-history-of-tanzanias-music-economy/"> Read more »</a>
We have recently lost many great musicians and artists, including Cheo Feliciano, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and now Juan Formell, the founder of Los Van Van, the band that changed Cuban popular music forever. Formell was also a bassist, singer, composer, ... Read more »
CC Smith, former editor of The Beat Magazine, has kept busy lately. In addition to helping us sort out all manner of “it’s vs its” -related issues, she recently spent a couple of weeks on the island of Cuba and ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17368/trova-in-santiago-de-cuba/"> Read more »</a>
The Trump administration has cut the US diplomatic presence in Havana in half and warned Americans not to visit Cuba, on the suspicion that a secret sonic weapon is making people sick. But scientists say that’s not possible.