« Program: The Nature of Trance


Trance Video Playlist

Our show “The Nature of Trance” explores music from trance ceremonies throughout Africa and its diaspora. Below, check out a trance video playlist, made to accompany the  the program. It features a tarab performance by A.J. Racy and the National Arab Orchestra, ceremonies in the traditions of the Gnawa lila, Shona bira, Brazilian candomblé, Dominican palo, Cuban santería, and Haitian vodou, along with a 2012 performance by Afro-electronic artist Val Jeanty at South by Southwest.