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2016-10-21 Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean Music

The musics of Cuba and Africa are so enmeshed that it can be tough to tell where one ends and the other begins. But who cares? It’s all great music, and we hear Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean sounds from both sides of the Atlantic this week. Not coincidentally, today is the birthday of Celia Cruz. Thanks […]

2015-10-02 – Music of Cuba

With the new warming of relations between the USA and Cuba, we might expect even more interchange among musicians from the two nations. So this show explores Cuban and Cuban-flavored music from jazz to salsa to hip hop and more. Also, thanks for your support of KAOS during the recent Fall Membership Drive — Or, […]

2014-09-12 Cuban, Afro-Cuban, and Cuban-flavored Sounds

Cuban music is wildly popular all over the world, and has influenced other styles from places as far-flung as Congo and the Balkans. Check out this week’s show for all manner of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, and Cuban-influenced sounds. Remember to get your free Daily Spin by liking STG on Facebook — please like and share! With […]

2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes

This week we explore the musical styles that sailed from Africa to the Americas, and have been bouncing back and forth ever since. Latin music from Africa, African percussion underlying Latin songs — and other twists on Afro-Latin music this week. Plus cuts from new released by Erev Rav, Lara Bello, Andra Kouyate, Chicago Afrobeat […]

2011-07-01 Afro-Cuban Music

The roots of a musical style can be tough to pin down. That’s certainly the case with Afro-Cuban music. Certainly the roots lie in Africa, but styles have bounced back and forth across the ocean for many generations, and now the music is played wordwide. Today’s show samples Afro-Cuban and broader Afro-Latin (Brazil, Haiti) music […]