Monday, November 24th, 2014

Lost in Frustration: the Latin American Scholar in the U.S. Classroom

The challenge has always been there. To study Latin America in the U.S. Why? How? What for? Each year Spanish, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments throughout the U.S. welcome students from Latin America into their doctoral programs. And, according to the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), there are more than 5000 active professionals

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Invisible Sounds: the Struggle of Afro-Colombian Music

Every September, the Colombian region of Chocó, located along the country’s Pacific coast, turns into an overwhelming party. The streets in the capital city of Quibdó are full of parades. Music takes over to celebrate the festivities...

Friday, November 14th, 2014

When Prince Charles went to Colombia

The official visit to Colombia by Britain’s Prince Charles, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, left us with many picturesque moments, but two seemingly unrelated events stand out. The first one took place on October 30th at...

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Africa is a Radio: Episode #7

Africa is a Radio Episode 7 touches down in Nigeria, and quickly heads over to Burkina Faso to soundtrack recent events happening in that country. From political events in Burkina Faso, we head over to a different...

Friday, November 7th, 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 1970’s and 80’s West and Central Africa,...

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