On this show, we continue exploring & celebrating the African diaspora with music from the Sidis of India and Garifuna culture of central America. Both groups have been largely ignored in discussion of the African diaspora. The Sidis are Indians of African descent, whose origins out of Africa is largely unknown; though many theories exist. The Garifuna are descendant of West African slaves who survived a ship wreck and were rescued by Amerindians. Geographically, they inhabit Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, and Guatemala. Both groups have lost their native African languages but reconnect with African culture through music. Next stops...Bahia ( Brazil), then Colombia (Coumbia), head down to Peru (Afro peruvian) , and hit the islands from Trinidad & Tobago through Haiti, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Martinique and Guadeloupe.
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Linda Vakunta (Dj Linda) & Alhaji N'jai
PanAfrica Show (Saturdays 2-4 pm CST)
WORT 89.9 FM Madison