Tag Archives: Afro-Latin

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

Celia Cruz by Erich Lugo PadillaThe 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.

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2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes

Afro-Latin music on Spin The Globe world music radioThis 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 Project, and more. Continue reading 2012-06-29 Afro-Latin Tunes