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  • closeups September 19, 2017

    Rushin’ to Bacchanal: When Caribbean Festivals Collide

    Photo by Torrell Glinton. Junkanoo, an annual communal parade held in the Bahamas, is a labor of love for the Bahamian people that dates back centuries. The parade, which has Akan cultural roots, emerged in the time of slavery, but it … Read more »

  • blog July 6, 2017

    Announcing: Afropop Closeup Season Two

    The second season of the Afropop Closeup podcast series presents intimate stories of the struggles and triumphs of human life in Rwanda, Nigeria, Haiti, the Bahamas and the African diasporas of Greece, the U.K., Paris, New York and San Francisco. A … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • blog June 6, 2016

    Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

    Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival combines hundreds of years of musical tradition with a relatively new carnival celebration. This carnival happens in May, off-season from other carnival pre-Lenten February celebrations. The festival gives visitors to this Caribbean island nation a chance to … Read more »

  • interview May 23, 2016

    Wyclef Jean: From Vodou to Junkanoo

    Having completed its second official year, the weekend-long Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau, Bahamas in May 2016, gave visitors a chance to not only experience traditional Bahamian culture, music and food, but to enjoy some of the modern manifestations of … Read more »

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