1 minute read July 30, 2015 Latin America is a Country in the Afro-Latino Festival in NYC The third edition of the wonderful Afro-Latino Festival was held in New York City between July 10th and July 12th. The festival included amazing concerts from traditional musicians that carry on….. Read More 9 minutes read July 24, 2015 What is “Champeta Urbana”? An Interview with Kevin Flórez Kevin Flórez is a star of an up-and-coming Colombian genre dubbed as “champeta urbana.” Champeta, without the “urbana,” is one of the most traditional rhythms of his native Cartagena. It was there were….. Read More 4 minutes read July 21, 2015 On Music, Tradition and Race: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto take Brooklyn When I was a kid, my dad, my stepdad and one of my dad’s friends sometimes helped organize concerts in Bogotá for this band called Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto…… Read More 4 minutes read July 7, 2015 Shake the Dust: How Break Dancing Unites the World Shake the Dust is a documentary film directed by journalist Adam Sjöberg, and produced by American rapper and producer Nasir “Nas” Jones. The movie is a showcase of the break….. Read More 1 minute read June 1, 2015 Africa is a Country teams up with Coffebeans Routes to present a Cape Town concert series. This month we will be kicking off a special partnership with Coffeebeans Routes to bring you a concert live from Cape Town on the last Thursday of every month. This concert….. Read More 9 minutes read May 28, 2015 HIFA in the time of Xenophobia The sky is just catching its first glimpses of daylight when I hand the cab driver most of the US dollar notes I have left. The notes are a stained,….. Read More 3 minutes read May 8, 2015 Teca #4: Pura Música in San José, Costa Rica Welcome back to Teca, Latin America is a Country’s own jukebox, where we’ll introduce you to some of the coolest, hippest, most recent music from cities around Latin America. Brought to you….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.