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  • blog September 14, 2017

    Paul Austerlitz: Musical Connections Between the Dominican Republic and Haiti

    On “An Island, Divided,” Afropop Worldwide explores the complex relationship between the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola—the Dominican Republic and Haiti. One of the experts interviewed in the program is Paul Austerlitz, an ethnomusicologist and jazz musician … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2017

    Discography: An Island, Divided

    Here is a list of songs heard on Afropop Worldwide’s “An Island, Divided:“ Tabou Combo “Gold” (Mis Records) Nemours Jean Baptiste “Sensation of the Day” (Ibo Records) Various Artists “Alan Lomax in Haiti” (Harte Records) Fabre Duroseau “Haitian Piano” (Smithonian Folkways) Angel Viloria “Bajo El … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 24, 2017

    An Island, Divided

    The island of Hispaniola, located in the western Caribbean, is divided in two by an invisible line that snakes down its central mountain range. On one side is Haiti, the other the Dominican Republic: one colonized by the French, the … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 10, 2017

    Afro-Dominicana: The Other Dominican Republic

    In the 1930s, infamous Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the burning of the country’s palos drums, hoping to erase the powerful vestiges of African culture in the Dominican Republic. Luckily for us, the breakneck, trance-inducing sound of palos still reverberates … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2017

    Mixes from the Road: Music of Haiti, Chile and Dominican Republic

    Afropop producer Morgan Greenstreet has been all around the world this year. First in Nigeria for fieldwork and research for our current Hip Deep season and now in South America and the Caribbean on tour as a drummer with his … Read more »

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