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  • blog August 7, 2017

    Bossa Nova’s French Connection

    While it remains no doubt a worldwide phenomenon, bossa nova seems especially beloved in France. I thought that maybe this was a confusion that only I had when looking back at the post-war, pre-youth-culture window: jazz, bright colors, Josephine Baker … Read more »

  • blog January 7, 2015

    Podcast: Madagascar’s American Diaspora

    Most African-Americans trace their roots to West or Central Africa. But it turns out that since the 17th century, there has been a trickle of migration–involuntary and voluntary–from Madagascar to the United States. Afropop’s Banning Eyre delves into that history … Read more »

  • interview January 7, 2015

    Wendy Wilson-Fall on Malagasy Americans

    Dr. Wendy Wilson-Fall has made a groundbreaking study of the Malagasy diaspora in the United States going back to the 17th century. It’s a fascinating, little-known story, and one with personal resonance for Dr. Wilson-Fall. Her research will appear in … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 5, 2013

    South African Artists Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

    The extraordinary wisdom and forgiveness of Nelson Mandela as he led South Africa out of the hated apartheid system to a non-racial, democratic society is a deep inspiration that will long outlive him. Along the long journey to freedom, South … Read more »

  • program September 26, 2013

    Jamaica In New York: The History of Reggae and Dancehall in the Big Apple

    New York City has long had a thriving and populous Jamaican community from Crown Heights, Brooklyn to the south Bronx. And as long as Jamaicans have come to the Big Apple they’ve brought their culture and music along with them. … Read more »

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