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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa: Sounds of Hope and Frustration

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2017

    Salaam, Amani, Peace: Festivals in Goma, DR Congo

    In a context of ongoing violence and N.G.O. intervention in Eastern Congo, a festival culture is emerging based on the concept of “peace-building” through the arts. With the guidance of professor Chérie Ndaliko and local artists, we explore the ways … Read more »

  • interview June 29, 2017

    Rafiya to Perform at Essence Fest in New Orleans

    Music continues to be a male-dominated field, from producers and label executives to performers, particularly in the African and diasporic music genres. It was a breath of fresh air to speak with Rafiya, a New York/New Jersey-based female singer/songwriter thriving … Read more »

  • program June 15, 2017

    African Music at the Crossroads

    Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the … Read more »

  • review June 8, 2017

    Zaire 74: The African Artists

    The Rumble in the Jungle is a gift that keeps on giving. The legendary 1974 heavyweight championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman yielded two superb documentary films, the Oscar-winning When We Were Kings (1996) and Soul Power … Read more »

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