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  • botb February 4, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: It’s Carnival Time!

    Carnival time is here again! Celebrated annually in countries throughout the Caribbean, South America and Europe and known as Mardi Gras in the state of Louisiana, each bacchanal has specific and treasured traditions going back centuries: special music, food, parades … Read more »

  • program February 4, 2016

    Carnival Jump Around

    Carnival Jump Around It’s Carnival week again! Which means party time in Trinidad, Haiti, Brazil, Louisiana and much of South America. Below, find links to sites about Carnival, stream it live and/or check it for the road-march contenders. Also be … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2015

    In Spite of Katrina: A Tribute to New Orleans, 10 Years On

    Given how intimately the name Katrina is tied to the subsequent devastation of New Orleans, it’s strange to remember that when the category three hurricane first made landfall, the city actually breathed a sigh of relief. The storm, which had originally looked … Read more »

  • blog February 17, 2015

    Close Your Eyes and Think of Carnival: Snow-Melting Mardi Gras Videos

    Don’t get us wrong: New York is a great city. It’s culture, energy, and attitude for miles, plus dollar pizza and totally decent public transit that mostly doesn’t contain traces of the bubonic plague. But–there’s no way around this–right now, New … Read more »

  • interview March 1, 2005

    Vicki Mayer Talks to Ned Sublette

    Vicki Mayer Assistant Professor of Communications, Tulane University, March 2005 NS: What do you study? VM: I look at different kinds of media producers and audiences in historical and ethnographic contexts. NS: What sort of work have you done? VM: … Read more »

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