XPN Fest Recap: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem bring unifying vibes to The Marina Stage

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN |

From the moment Brooklyn-based M.A.K.U. Soundsystem took the stage, a feeling of unity spread throughout the festival. “If you feel this, come together,” co-vocalist Juan Ospina said to connect the crowd. In the back half of opener “Entro y Salgo,” Ospina delivered a spoken word outro, drawing deep on his Columbian roots, a common thread among the Brooklyn-based band, which Ospina described as immigrant beat and immigrant rhythm. Continue reading →


XPNFest adds artists incl. Darlingside, Blind Boys of Alabama, Harmony Woods, &More

clockwise from left: Darlingside | photo by Ellen Miller for WXPN // Blind Boys of Alabama | photo by Jim Herrington | courtesy of the artist // Harmony Woods | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN // &More | photo by Dejanaya Spicer | courtesy of the artist

These are exciting times, folks. As if this year’s XPoNential Music Festival lineup wasn’t already stacked enough, today we’re thrilled to announce several more artists that will be joining us this summer on the Camden Waterfront. Continue reading →