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  • hip-deep July 20, 2017

    Proving the Bubu Myth: Janka Nabay, War and Witchcraft in Sierra Leone

    This is an encore presentation. Originally aired in July 2014. Every year on Sierra Leone’s Independence Day in late April, musicians and revelers descend upon Freetown from throughout the country. Parades and celebrations traverse the city, joining diverse neighborhoods with … Read more »

  • blog March 17, 2017

    Let Your Congressmen Know Your Thoughts on Public Media

    You probably heard that yesterday, March 16, the Trump administration presented its 2018 budget, eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. The CPB in 1987 was the … Read more »

  • hip-deep July 14, 2016

    Escaping the Delta

    “Escaping the Delta” is the title of a provocative book by award-winning author Elijah Wald that explores how a mythology of the blues grew around the figure of Robert Johnson. On this Hip Deep episode, Wald talks with producer Ned … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 15, 2015

    The Story of Rai

    Afropop Worldwide listeners have heard the brilliant singer Khaled often on our program. In this Hip Deep portrait, Khaled shares stories and insights from his remarkable career–from his early days growing up in cosmopolitan Oran on the Mediterranean coast of … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 3, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

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