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  • closeups October 25, 2016

    A Beginner’s Guide to Lusophone Atlantic Music

    While the musical networks that connect English, French and Spanish-speaking nations together are well known, far less attention is paid to the links between the Afro-Lusophone world—from Cape Verde to Angola to Brazil. This podcast offers a lightning tour of … Read more »

  • blog July 5, 2016

    New Podcast Series: Afropop Closeups

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Afropop Closeups, bringing poignant and provocative stories from the African planet to listeners. These succinct podcasts, substantially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, feature the … Read more »

  • review May 24, 2016

    Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

    For a nation with a population barely larger than that of Staten Island, the quantity and quality of music that comes out of the archipelago of Cape Verde is astounding. With the late, great Cesaria Evora as its internationally revered … Read more »

  • blog April 29, 2016

    New York African Film Festival 2016

    The story of cinema on the African continent begins in the early 20th century under the shadow of European colonialism. These were films produced by the colonizers, exoticizing African peoples through a lens steeped in egregious racism and a willful … Read more »

  • blog March 9, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Three

    Just before live music was to begin Tuesday evening a windy rainstorm swept in off the lagoon, delaying the International Women’s Day concert and postponing other shows on the outdoor stage. The program in the Salle Lougah Francois inside the … Read more »

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