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  • blog February 6, 2015

    Harlem Renaissance Video Playlist

    Our show “Music of the Harlem Renaissance” explores the incredible music and history of 1920s Harlem, featuring legendary figures of blues and jazz like Mamie Smith, Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson. This video playlist puts together some classic recordings by … Read more »

  • hip-deep February 6, 2014

    Reimagining Africa: From Popular Swing to the Jazz Avant-Garde

    Everyone knows jazz: blues, improvisation, syncopated rhythm, all firmly rooted in Africa via Congo Square in New Orleans. But how have American jazz masters addressed the African ancestry of their music? On this Hip Deep edition, jazz historian Lewis Porter … Read more »

  • program July 20, 2011

    Reimagining Jazz in Africa: Cape Town Cosmopolitans and Beyond

    It’s no secret that the distant roots of American jazz lay in Africa. But how did Afro-America’s revolutionary sound reshape African music? Listen »

  • blog April 8, 2011

    Jazz: Africa in America

    We’re really excited about our upcoming Hip Deep show, ‘Jazz: Africa in America.’ So much so, we’ve pulled together a few tracks for you to give you a taster of what is to come in the show. In ‘Jazz: Africa … Read more »

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