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  • closeups October 3, 2017

    Afro-Symphonic Folk: From the Coasts of Africa to the San Francisco Bay

    The San Francisco Bay Area is a unique cultural space that has given birth to some of the most iconic countercultural American music. It is a place where identities can be fluid and hyphenated, where new voices emerge to speak … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • program September 7, 2017

    Podcast Special: Closeup #1

    To celebrate the launch of the second season of the Afropop Closeup podcast, this special radio program features some of the stories from the inaugural season. We’ll hear about the plight of Haitian radio stations in New York; the story … Read more »

  • closeups September 5, 2017

    Haiti’s Fight For Copyright

    Life in the music business has its ups and downs—especially in Haiti—and Serge Turnier (A.K.A. Powersurge) has lived both extremes. As a producer he makes his living from recorded music, not from concerts, and so many of those ups and … 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 »

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