AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange




Episode Description
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00 AM
"Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba"
What does "Esta Rico" by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with "Made For Now" by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre's origin props. Bakoso is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigue to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds AfroBeats has helped create a new genre called Bakoso, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. D

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