Monthly Archives: October 2012

Music and Nation in Luanda

From the Afropop Worldwide show on the US Public Radio International network comes a series titled Hip deep with two episodes from the lesser known, seldom visited country of Angola (listen here for Hip Deep Angola, Part 1: Music and Nation in Luanda and Hip Deep Angola Part 2: Kuduro and Beyond available via SoundCloud): Hip Deep is a media project […]

Africa Embracing Obama

Watch Kane Farabaugh’s report in the Voice of America video on George & Mary LeCron Foster Curator David Easterbrook’s project to collect African produced materials related to President Barack Obama. The collection, “Africa Embracing Obama” is housed in the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The collection will be featured in […]

George Fortune obituary

George Glynn Fortune, aged 97 years, passed away on the morning of October 17th in his sleep at a residential care facility in Mold, Flintshire, North Wales. He was preceded in death by his wife Denise Helene on August 18, 2012 just short of their 45th wedding anniversary. Born on July 31, 1915 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe […]