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Subject: PBS-Black in Latin America new series
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 06:07 PM

Just a heads up - this series starts tonight on our PBS station and looks as though it will be really good. Here's the blurb for tonight's show:

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Latin America's African roots in visits to six countries, beginning with Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He explains how Haiti's liberation from the French Empire became a double-edged sword. In the Dominican Republic, he examines how race has been socially constructed in a society where people have inter-married for centuries; and details the nation's troubled history with Haiti.


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 11:07 PM

This has been a fascinating series. We watched the second one tonight which was in Cuba. Both shows started out with music of the slave/black cultures. Well worth watching, imo. I found this blurb about it HERE.

"Cuba: The Next Revolution"

In Cuba, Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist revolution in 1959.


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series w/music
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 12:46 PM

No one else watched this or is interested in it? I'd be surprised if so. It includes a lot about the roots/trad music of the various places/cultures/etc.


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series w/music
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 12:53 PM

Here is the website for the series, which was produced by WNET. The full episodes are available online after they air, so the first two are now up.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series w/music
From: open mike
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 02:44 PM

I hope they will do a focus on the Garifuna culture, people and music.
These people are descended from African slaves who were shipwrecked on a Caribbean Island and who inter-mixed with the local Caribe Indians.
They were deported to Central America in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua. They are African/Caribbean (Black Carib) people who speak Spanish and have their own style of music which combines Latin, African and Caribbean sounds.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garifuna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garifuna_people, http://www.garifuna.com/


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series w/music
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Apr 11 - 04:18 PM

There is mention of the Garifuna in a reply to an essay at the website for the series which Becky posted, on THIS PAGE. (Search for "Garifuna.") It doesn't sound as though they will be included, this time, but judging from what Gates has done in the past, I'd be surprised if he doesn't make another series. I hope he does. Thanks for the links, Becky and open mike.


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Subject: RE: PBS-Black in Latin America new series w/music
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 May 11 - 08:55 PM

Just a heads-up. The Brazil segment of the show is on tonight.


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