Live from Bongoland: The History of Tanzania’s Music Economy

In the &#8217;70s and &#8217;80s, the East African nation of Tanzania was home to one of the continent&#8217;s greatest music scenes. But you wouldn&#8217;t know from the recorded evidence. Join us for this Hip Deep edition of Afropop Worldwide, as ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>

RIP Juan Formell, Founder of Cuba’s Los Van Van

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 &#187;

Field Report: Trova in Santiago de Cuba

CC Smith, former editor of  The Beat Magazine, has kept busy lately. In addition to helping us sort out all manner of &#8220;it&#8217;s vs its&#8221; -related issues, she recently spent a couple of weeks on the island of Cuba and ...<a class="meta-nav" href=""> Read more &#187;</a>