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  • review September 18, 2017

    Ladilikan

    Da kali means “to give a pledge” in Bamana, the most widely spoken language in Mali. The phrase refers to the deepest responsibilities of a griot (or jeli), a commitment to preserving the memory of history, but also adherence to … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 3, 2013

    Lebanon 2: Diasporas

    As the Ottoman Empire waned in the late 19th century, there was scarcity, economic stress, and political oppression in Lebanon. The once lucrative silk industry died. Factories closed. Families in search of better lives emigrated, or sent children abroad. Today, … Read more »

  • video July 24, 2013

    Red Hot + Fela Livestream!

    There are a lot of great concerts in New York this summer. Heck, there are a lot of great concerts in New York EVERY summer. But every once in a while, a truly special one rolls around, and we have … Read more »

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