A conversation with a roots reggae artist.
Akae Beka pays homage to the land, the Book of Enoch and His Imperial Majesty 1 Haile Salassie.
The Afro-Cuban musician introduces his unique blend of jazz, Latin rhythms and Afro-Cuban percussion to a world-wide audience.
The Shrine, Harlem
Walking into the Shrine in Harlem is like walking into a gallery, a world music club or your neighborhood bar.
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang and Tal National at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC.
Two African bands, one from Sierra Leone and the other from Niger, dazzle the crowd with an electrifying mix of pan-African rhythyms.
Fatoumata Diawara in Concert in Brooklyn, NY
Fatoumata Diawara (known affectionately as "Fatou" by her fans) brought down the house at Brooklyn's BRIC April 4th. We were able to enjoy Fatou up close and personal at the BRIC House Ballroom.
Once Chronixx and his band, Zincfence Redemption, hit the stage it was clear that the audience were his disciples, singing along, waving flags and basking in the new ambassador of reggae.
Alicia Olatuja as heart-centered vocal priestess.
Her concert is a musical ritual for the spirit which transforms devotees with socially conscious messages, sublime symbiosis with the band, and deep love for the audience.