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  • program January 16, 2015

    Podcast Special II

    Once again, we’ve pulled together some of our best Web-only podcasts for your listening pleasure. To start off with, we join veteran reporter Marika Partridge on the Washington Mall for highlights from the astounding Kenyan edition of the Smithsonian Folklife … 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 »

  • interview December 22, 2014

    Salif Keita Speaks Out on His Career, Mali’s Crisis and Retirement

    Mali’s pre-eminent singer/songwriter/bandleader came to New York this fall with an unusual act. In the past, he has brought blazing electric ensembles from Paris or New York, and, in recent years, a superb, mostly Malian band featuring acoustic African instruments. … Read more »

  • program December 19, 2014

    Afropop Live! 2014

    On “Afropop Live 2014,” we’re playing highlights from some fantastic concerts we saw over the past year. At Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, we caught Chinese reggae band Long Shen Dao, which mixes dreadlocks with guzheng (a Chinese zither). Also in … Read more »

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