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 dedicated to the idea that music is a key to understanding everything: History, religion, cultures, political and social realities, science, families, and even human nature itself. Music contains the deep DNA of past events, and reveals a roadmap to the future. A deep enquiry into music lets us understand why the world is the way it is and begin to see where it is headed.
More background on this show and series is available from the Hip Deep producer Ned Sublette at Boing Boing.