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Diane Macklin (3:42)
Reading the childrens story Anansi the Spider - a tale from the Ashanti
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Johnnetta Betsch Cole (7:15)
Director, National Museum of African Art
Reading the childrens story "The Leopard's Drum"
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El Anatsui (12:16 total for 3 separate podcasts)
Interviewed by Jessica Martinez
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Thomas K. Seligman (12:33)
Director, Cantor Arts Center
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António Ole (5:25)
Interviewed by Curator Christine Mullen Kreamer
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Sharon F. Patton (24:53)
Former Director, National Museum of African Art
Courtesy Artworks Now, Maryland Public Television
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Georgia Papageorge (7:26)
Introduced by Curator Christine Mullen Kreamer
Interviewed by Allyson Purpura
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Sue Williamson (8:22)
Recorded 2004 at the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary
African Art, Dakar, Senegal
Interviewed by Kinsey Katchka
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The sounds that make up the diverse music of Africa are now yours to explore. Radio Africa streams, at no charge, complete tracks from the collections of Smithsonian Folkways.
From the rhythms of Benin to the wedding music of Ethiopia to the traditional Zulu music of South Africa to the parade music of Senegal, you'll never know what you'll hear next!
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