Ned Sublette

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Ned Sublette, Part II by Garnette Cadogan
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Musician turned musicologist Ned Sublette unravels the histories and sounds that shaped New Orleans, our most “American” city. 

Ned Sublette by Garnette Cadogan
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Musician turned musicologist Ned Sublette unravels the histories and sounds that shaped New Orleans, our most “American” city.

Coco Robicheaux by Ned Sublette
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Musician and musicologist Ned Sublette talks to “blues growler” Coco Robicheaux, a true Louisiana spirit, survivor of Katrina and more.

The Good Darkey by Ned Sublette
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My first grade teacher explained to us why we shouldn’t put coins in our mouths.

Photographs by Ned Sublette
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The Art of Prayer by Ned Sublette
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Ned Sublette discusses the history, art, and artistic religion of Haiti.

Ned Sublette’s Cuba and Its Music by Philip L. Sussler

For Cuban music fans, as well as the wider reading public interested in history and culture, Ned Sublette’s Cuba and Its Music is the English-language book to interpret the roots, offshoots, and trajectory of Cuban music and the creators and practitioners firmly situated within their surrounding historical and cultural context. 

Michael Zwack by Ned Sublette
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Ned Sublette on Michael Zwack’s commitment to Minokan Vodou culture and his quest to paint “the whole world.”

Martirio’s Mucho corazón by Ned Sublette
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Something is—and has been, for a long time—happening in Spain, something largely unheard by English speakers, that brings together the nuevo flamenco movement with the music of the grand Iberian diaspora. 

Orlando “Maraca” Valle by Ned Sublette
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Bebo Valdés by Ned Sublette
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This past august I talked for a couple of hours with pianist Bebo Valdés on the occasion of the release of El arte del sabor (Blue Note), his trio album with bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez and conguero Carlos “Potato” Valdés. 

Jesus Alemañy by Ned Sublette
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In June of 1999, my band was scheduled to open for Jesús Alemañy’s group Cubanismo, at Prospect Park’s “Celebrate Brooklyn!” series. Needless to say, like most New York bandleaders, I don’t have an all-the-time working band. 

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