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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 »

  • 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 January 30, 2015

    Trance Video Playlist

    Our show “The Nature of Trance” explores music from trance ceremonies throughout Africa and its diaspora. Below, check out a trance video playlist, made to accompany the  the program. It features a tarab performance by A.J. Racy and the National … Read more »

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