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In the early 1980s, not long before he would leave this earth, Franco set foot in Flatbush, Brooklyn. And this weekend, I was there. I learned this amazing fact in the fall in NYC, when I visited the Pan African Space Station, a pop-up exhibition…

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Aired live June 29, 2016, and available here online Tonight’s episode—which will be the last for the summer—is dedicated to songs that have been major hits at African dance parties since the early 2000s, when I discovered the scene. I was living in…

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Episode 15 of CAVACHA EXPRESS! will feature Congolese and other African songs that are staples at African parties, making dancers rush the floor. Create a FREE account here to listen LIVE on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST (New York City…

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Aired live May 25, 2016, and available here online As you might know, Congolese popular music in its earliest days was heavily influenced by Cuban son, such that some songs sounded like their Cuban counterparts. Lyrics were even infused with Spanish or…

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Episode 14 of CAVACHA EXPRESS! will feature Congolese songs that have flirted with other music genres such as funk, salsa, and kompa, which inspired this episode’s title. Create a FREE account here to listen LIVE on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00…

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Aired live April 27, 2016, and available here online When I browse through my collection of Congolese music, I see that many individuals—real or otherwise—have inspired songs and their titles. Two of the most famous are probably OK Jazz’s Mario, and in…

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One might think anything can be found in New York City. But some things—curiously, things I seem to rave about, like Cuban salsa and Congolese music—are too niche for NYC, it seems. So when I learned last-minute that soukous legend Diblo Dibala was in…

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