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  • October 17, 2017

    Black, Greek and Proud: Negros Tou Mouria

    As Europe closes Greece’s borders in an attempt to stem the seemingly never-ending flow of refugees, immigrant artists are finding it tough to survive in an increasingly xenophobic environment. Ghanaian-Greek rapper Negros Tou Mouria is carving out new territory and challenging … Read more »

  • October 3, 2017

    Afro-Symphonic Folk: From the Coasts of Africa to the San Francisco Bay

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a unique cultural space that has given birth to some of the most iconic countercultural American music. It is a place where identities can be fluid and hyphenated, where new voices emerge to speak … Read more »

  • September 19, 2017

    Rushin’ to Bacchanal: When Caribbean Festivals Collide

    Photo by Torrell Glinton. Junkanoo, an annual communal parade held in the Bahamas, is a labor of love for the Bahamian people that dates back centuries. The parade, which has Akan cultural roots, emerged in the time of slavery, but it … Read more »

  • September 5, 2017

    Haiti’s Fight For Copyright

    Life in the music business has its ups and downs—especially in Haiti—and Serge Turnier (A.K.A. Powersurge) has lived both extremes. As a producer he makes his living from recorded music, not from concerts, and so many of those ups and … Read more »

  • August 15, 2017

    Soundin’ Like Weself: The Trinidadian Rapso Tradition

    Producer Jake Hochberger brings us to the southernmost island in the Caribbean, Trinidad. Trinidad is the birthplace of the steel drum, calypso and soca music, and is home to the largest Carnival celebration in the world. Here we encounter the … Read more »

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