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    The Mandé Diaspora in New York City, Part Two

    In the second part of Afropop’s exploration of New York’s Mandé community, we look at the lives Mandé artists have made for themselves in America. This program deals with the urge to escape community to experience American life and music. … Read more »

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    “State of Emergency” Playlist

    Playlist of songs heard on the “State of Emergency” Hip Deep program. Big Youth, “Political Confusion” Jackie Mittoo and Soul Vendors, “Drum Song” (instrumental) Al T Joe, “Independence Time Is Here” Roland Alphonso “Adam’s Apple” (instrumental) Baba Brooks, “Country Town” … Read more »

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    A Tale of Two Rebellions: How Africans Helped Shape the Future of Islam

    Our Hip Deep edition “A Tale of Two Rebellions,” produced in August, 2007, recounts the stories of two remarkable military campaigns in early Islamic history. Both uprisings take place in the late 9th century, both involve Africans as key players, … Read more »

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    A Tango with Robert Farris Thompson

    Robert Farris Thompson, the groundbreaking scholar of African art at Yale University, has recently published a splendid new book, “Tango: The Art History of Love” (Pantheon). On this very special episode of Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep, Thompson talks to Afropop’s … Read more »

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    Africa and the Blues

    When this episode first aired, the recent death of Malian guitar legend Ali Farka Touré inspired a new round of speculation about the roots of the blues in Africa. Touré famously argued that the beloved American genre was “nothing but … Read more »

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