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  • 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 »

  • interview January 15, 2016

    Ghosts of Colonialism: An Interview With Eduardo Ascensão

    As part of the background for the Hip Deep program “Afro-Lisbon and the Lusophone Atlantic: Dancing Toward the Future,” producer Sam Backer interviewed Eduardo Ascensão, an urban geographer at Kings College, London. Sam Backer: Could start by telling me a … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 20, 2015

    Hip Deep Ghana 2: 21st Century Accra From Gospel to Hiplife

    Hiplife, a fusion of hip-hop and highlife, has come of age, spawning subgenres tilting to roots culture, international rap, and boldly humorous satire, not to mention azonto, a dance craze that has rocketed to global renown in just over a … Read more »

  • blog June 3, 2015

    Afropop at the Peabodys!

    At a beautiful gala awards ceremony on Sunday evening in New York, Afropop Worldwide received the Peabody Institutional Award honoring our entire 27-year body of work. It was a night to remember: The red carpet treatment started as we entered the … Read more »

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