Arts + Culture

8 Highlights From an Evening with the Legendary Afro-Peruvian Singer Susana Baca

Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca was the honored guest at this year's Afro-Latino festival in New York. Here's what we learned from her talk.

DIASPORA—Two-time Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Afro-Latino Festival of New York in recognition of her role as a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music and as a socially conscious advocate for Peru’s afrodescendientes.

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DJ Bembona Found her Afro-Latina Identity Through DJing

We talk to Boricua-Panameña DJ Bembona about finding her identity through DJing.

DIASPORA—DJ Bembona—also known as Xiomara Marie Henry—felt an immediate connection to the Afro-Latino Festival of New York when she first heard about it three years ago. Soon after, the 26-year-old Boricua-Panameña DJ and activist began to spin professionally. In the process, she also began to explore, in-depth, the connection to her Afro-Latina roots.

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Amara La Negra's Rising Career is Rooted in Unapologetic Afro-Latinidad

We catch up with Dominican singer, Amara La Negra, at the 2017 Afro-Latino Festival of New York.

Los Rakas On Being Black, Proud and Panamanian & Holding Down the Afro-Latino Sound

We sit down with Los Rakas, the Oakland-based Panamanian duo who have become one of the brightest Afro-Latino acts around.

Bulla en el Barrio Brings Afro-Colombian Noise to Brooklyn

Colombian Bullarenge music is a living history of the African diaspora in Latin America.

In Photos: Afro-Latino Fest NYC Brings Bulla, Love and Healing to Brooklyn

Check out Okayafrica's photo round up and recap of the fun that was at Afro-Latino Fest NYC in Brooklyn's Restoration Plaza.

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Que Bajo Records Releases 'Angola Ting' EP Perfectly Timed with the Afro-Latino Fest in NYC

NYC global bass pioneers Uproot Andy and Geko Jones retrace Semba’s Trans-Atlantic roots in Cuban rumba.