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The African Tip

In addition to Afro-Cuban and rumba music, Ned Sublette introduces studio and field recordings of traditional Lucumí (Yoruba) music to this infectious show, with modernizing takes on the classic repertoire by Lázaro Ros and Grupo Mezcla, Tito Puente, and José Ángel Navarro. The rumba you'll hear includes a recording by Rumberos de Cuba, plus the first commercial hardcore rumba hit, from 1956, Grupo Afrocubano's "El vive bien." Joy!


Indigenous Worlds


From homegrown grassroots movements, tradition, and musical experimentation comes a wide and international array of musicians who put their own spin on national and indigenous music. Sometimes rupturing the traditions of the past and sometimes affirming them, the songs of these shows spring from the porches of the world.