Soul! Black variety show from 1972. 'Shades of... →
This show is 40 years old and yet it’s still news to some people that Latin America has a significant African presence. There is so little awareness of the links that bind us across the Diaspora. The classic salsa sound of New York City is una mezcla: Puerto Ricans living in New York inspired by Cuban music that emerged out of the Black experience in Cuba and draws heavily from African...
Get hip to the Diaspora #2: Blacks in Latin... →
Part two of Henry Louis Gates’ series looking at the Black experience in the Americas. Only 5% of all Africans taken during the Atlantic slave trade landed in United States, less than half a million people. Everyone else - close to 10 million people - went to Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and the rest of the Caribbean. The Black experience in the...
You’re not an African because you’re born in Africa. You’re an African because...– Marimba Ani