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Brazil’s Cold Welcome to Dr. Carl Hart

Brazil’s mythological ethos of racial democracy exhausted itself, again, this past August. Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University, was invited to São Paulo by the Brazilian Institute…..

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Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 6

Africa is a Radio show for October 2015. Sean and Elliot are on a break from the show, so Boima fills in with some new tunes from around the African…..

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Liner Notes, No.7: Nigeria meets Brazil in the U.K.

Nigeria and Brazil have a long and intimate historical connection. Nigerian culture has provided a central reference point in the formation of many Afro-Brazilian cultural groups and religious beliefs. And Brazil has also…..

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Photo of the Day: Irony arrives to Brazil

In today’s news, the mainstream Brazilian media try their hardest to illustrate that protests against, and calls for impeachment of sitting Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff (for her proximity to the Petrobras scandal), are…..

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President Obiang and the Samba School

Last week, the countries formerly under the reign of the Catholic Kings celebrated their annual week of debaucherous revelry in the lead up to Lent. Yes, it was Carnival time again,…..