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Ondatrópica make their U.S. debut
Afrocubism play Celebrate Brooklyn!
Daily updates from the Festival
A Mali-Cuba connection, 14 years in the making, is finally forged
Where Buena Vista Social Club began
Oaxacan bar snacksCasa Mezcal will soon be a three-story Oaxacan culture megaplex, with a full-fledged restaurant, a cinema, and a mezcal bar. For now, only that first-floor bar is open, serving a large selection of the smokey agave spirit for sipping or in cocktails. Although there isn't a f ... More >>
Been a lousy summer for visa-issue concert cancellations, from Joao Gilberto to Buena Vista Social Club to any dancehall star you'd care to name. Your latest casualties: ska titans the Specials, who've scotched their August 22 SummerStage gig far in advance, at least. The full statement below ... More >>
Visa issues alas -- same sorta calamity that torpedoed Joao Gilberto's Carnegie Hall show a few days back. The free Celebrate Brooklyn! gig will go on, though, replaced by a screening of Wim Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club flick, with flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado as the opening act. Full re ... More >>
Their music and influence cannot be stopped
The Bush administration breaks up the long-running dance between American and Cuban musicians.
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll From Here
The 'Urbanworld Film Festival'
El Gallo's Humor
Its Ladies First This Season
Female DJs Got a Foot Through the Door, Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Pilobolus Gets Us Hot; Douglas Dunn Cools Us
Global Music in the U.S. Faces the 21st Century
Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba