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Ned Sublette

An active member of New York's downtown music scene of the 80s, then a longtime New Orleans resident, a certified post-Mamboist, and now in 2011 back in New York City, Ned Sublette has worked in music as performer, composer, producer, author and musicologist. He has played the stage at the legendary CBGB’s, and Willie Nelson has record his compositions. Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, Sublette co-produced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years. He is also the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo and The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square (Laurence Hill Books, 2008).