4 minutes read April 28, 2015 The romanticism of history, and the (Afro)future of Brazil’s quilombos Brazil imported more African slaves than any other country in the Western Hemisphere. With over four million enslaved brought to its shores, the former Portuguese colony accounts for over 40%….. Read More 5 minutes read January 8, 2015 Will Chikungunya be the Media’s New Ebola? Chikungunya is a virus transmitted by a mosquito bite. There is currently no vaccine, or cure for it, other than letting the symptoms flow their course. It is not lethal,….. Read More 1 minute read January 7, 2015 Hipsters Don’ t Dance’s Top 10 African/Caribbean Collaborations of 2014 2014 was a year when our musical worlds began to collide and we saw an increase in African artists working with artists from the Caribbean. This is a really big….. Read More 1 minute read November 7, 2014 The key figures in Colombia’s Picó sound system culture The sound system, or Picó culture of the Caribbean coast of Colombia is very close to my heart. Not only is there a strong relationship between it and the popular music of….. Read More 10 minutes read April 16, 2014 The Shifting, Sonic Geography of Cartagena, Colombia It had been three years since I’d visited Cartagena, and I was shocked by all the changes. They must have been bubbling under the surface the last time I came,….. Read More 1 minute read May 10, 2012 Africanos Latinos Latin America and the Caribbean haven’t gotten enough attention on this site. We’re going to intentionally rectify that, and I’m excited to start by sharing this video from sometimes collaborators of….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read October 13, 2011 10 songs about Marcus Garvey Roots reggae singer Fred Locks counts downs the top 10 songs about Marcus Garvey (including his own “Black Star Liners”) from Port Royal, Jamaica for the revamped Large Up. BTW,….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.