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  • hip-deep November 12, 2015

    African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

    In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some … Read more »

  • blog May 3, 2013

    PHOTO ESSAY: Africans in India

    As part of our Hip Deep show, “African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent,” we explore the history (and, of course, music) of Africans in the Indian subcontinent. Today, there are about 50,000 Sidis, or Afro-Indians, living throughout India. They are … Read more »

  • blog May 2, 2013

    Baila for Dummies: A Quick Guide to Sri Lanka’s Afro-Portuguese Pop Music

    The musical influence of the African Diaspora pop up in all sorts of places that you wouldn’t expect. Sri Lanka’s great pop music tradition from the 1940s through today is called baila, and it contains hints of the almost 500 … Read more »

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