Putumayo World Music is releasing South Africa, a celebration of the musical diversity of South Africa. This new album couldn’t come at a better time with South Africa on the international stage this year as the host of the World Cup this June/July. Along with this new album, we are also hosting a contest to win a trip to South Africa !! Continue reading
A celebration of the musical diversity of South Africa, from Afrojazz and township jive to mbaqanga and Afropop
On May 18th, Putumayo will release South Africa, a CD collection that celebrates the rich musical diversity of this unique country at the southern tip of Africa.With the soccer World Cup taking place for the first time on African soil from June 11 to July 11, international attention will be focused on South Africa and its post-apartheid status as a democracy and economic powerhouse. Continue reading
Documentary Series on Today’s African Diaspora Explores Issues of Migration and Homeland Identity for People in Search of Opportunity
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Program, an innovative documentary series on contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora, is returning to public television this fall. The second season of the groundbreaking series, produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), will premiere in October 2009. The series is co-presented by American Public Television (APT).
This year, AfroPop’s four, one-hour shows focus on the movement, migration and displacement of African people in search of opportunities for a better life. Four years after Hurricane Katrina, stories of its impact on the lives of displaced New Orleanians still resonant today as Director Alex LeMay’s Desert Bayou focuses his lens on one group airlifted to Utah for humanitarian assistance only to be strip searched and treated as refugees in their own country.