On this installment of Practically Speaking, we explore the unique historical, political and social experiences of AfroLatin@s and people of African descent throughout the Americas. Dr. Sherwin Bryant, professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University, gives us a history lesson. Later, Catalina Maria Johnson, Latin music journalist and host of Beat Latino on #vocalo, shares how music is a significant marker of the African presence throughout Latin America.
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On this week’s installment, we were joined by Tosin Morohunfola, Francis Guinan and Senuwell Smith, members of the cast of “Pullman Porter Blues.” The play just opened at the Goodman Theatre and takes a look at the lives and legacies of the Pullman Porters through music and drama.
Also, Dr. Lyn Hughes, founder of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum gives us a glimpse of the history and lives of Pullman Porters, as well as their connections to Black Chicagoans.
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Davey D is a journalist, a Hip Hop activist and he teaches a class on Hip Hop culture and politics at SF State. He is also the curator of one of the oldest hip hop sites, Davey D’s Hip Hop corner. He joined Music Vox host, Jesse Menendez on the line to talk about his recent article, Hip Hop Songs You Should Know As We Celebrate Black History, which looks at songs that promote self-awareness and acknowledgment that Black History is World History.
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 47 - Django Unchained Controversy, DJ Steve Miggedy Meastro
In this episode: We begin our 2013 season of the show with discussions surrounding the new Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained. Many have praised this film as one of Tarantino’s best, while equally as many have denounced the film for the way it plays with slave history, and its excessive use of racial slurs and violence.
The second part of the show is an extended mix by legendary DJ Steve Miggedy Maestro.