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  • May 4, 2017

    Mark LeVine On the Niger Delta and More

    Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, and Lund University in Sweden. He’s a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa and the author of the farsighted 2008 book, Heavy Metal Islam, which previewed … Read more »

  • January 27, 2017

    Photo Essay: Sacred Musical Spaces in Western Cuba

    Here are some shots of artists featured in our program, Cuban Counterpoint of Tobacco and Sugar: A Musical Road Trip to Sacred Sites in Western Cuba. The show was produced by Ned Sublette in the course of conducting music seminars … Read more »

  • December 29, 2016

    James Burns Discusses Music of Ghana’s Volta Region

    For our program “Ghana: Celebration Sounds,” we talked with James Burns, professor of music at SUNY Binghamton. He has played and researched music from Ghana, Togo and Benin for the past 20 years, written an acclaimed book, Female Voices from … Read more »

  • August 30, 2016

    One Africa Music Fest: Showcasing the Rise of Afrobeats

    Powerful new winds are blowing through the world of African music. Publications from the Washington Post to Fader to the Village Voice are heralding the rise of current African pop music—Afrobeats, and especially Naija pop—in American mainstream culture. There’s plenty … Read more »

  • July 5, 2016

    Art Rosenbaum Discusses the Georgia Ring Shout

    The McIntosh County Shouters. Photo: Daniel Sheehy Athens, GA, April 27, 2016 Art Rosenbaum: I’m Art Rosenbaum, and I’m a painter and a retired teacher of studio art at the University of Georgia. Ned Sublette: How did you get involved … Read more »

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