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  • program February 16, 2017

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • botb February 4, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: It’s Carnival Time!

    Carnival time is here again! Celebrated annually in countries throughout the Caribbean, South America and Europe and known as Mardi Gras in the state of Louisiana, each bacchanal has specific and treasured traditions going back centuries: special music, food, parades … Read more »

  • program February 4, 2016

    Carnival Jump Around

    Carnival Jump Around It’s Carnival week again! Which means party time in Trinidad, Haiti, Brazil, Louisiana and much of South America. Below, find links to sites about Carnival, stream it live and/or check it for the road-march contenders. Also be … Read more »

  • program June 6, 2012

    Getting Down in the Guyanas

    We visit one of the world’s last untamed natural and musical wildernesses: The Guyanas. Riding along bumpy jungle roads and in dug-out canoes, Afropop producer Marlon Bishop travels from Suriname to French Guiana for the Transamazoniennes Festival, located in the … Read more »

  • interview January 7, 2010

    Interview: Brenda Berrian on Music and Culture in the French Caribbean- PART 2

    Professor Brenda Berrian of the University of Pittsburgh first grooved to French Caribbean music while a graduate student doing research in France in the early 1970s, and hasn’t shaken the addiction since. In fact, she has become a foremost scholar of the … Read more »

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