Against the Grain

Neo-African Music and Resistance

Afro-Latin music is a multimillion-dollar industry, but according to Timothy Brennan, it speaks to a world outside of the relations of the market, and that’s what makes it irresistible. Brennan talks about cultural resistance, the Afro-Cuban roots music known as the son, and the pioneering scholarship of Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier.

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