Everywhere you look in Cape Verde, there’s construction: condos, malls, high-rise bank buildings, sprawling corporate centers. Anticipating a boom in tourism, the 10-island nation located just 320 miles off the coast of Senegal is on a building frenzy.
Are you familiar with Afrobeat? Is it something that you have enjoyed for years? If not, you will become familiar with the music after you see Fela!, on Broadway. This musical is full of songs and music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the father of the Afrobeat. Fela! tells the traumatic story of his life growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, during the ’60s and ’70s when the government was corrupt, the people were poor and human life was trivialized.
In 2015, on the 5-acre site across the street from the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., a regal structure to celebrate the rich legacy of African-Americans will stand. It will be the new home of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Who would have thought that a Black man born in Rogers, Texas, in 1931, not only had the vision to create a world-renowned modern dance company, but also gave life to that vision?
A diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could lead to similar changes in substances in the brain that are also seen in the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.
Southern African home cooking sounds comforting: samp, a chunky corn concoction; pap, a filling porridge; mogodu, boiled tripe. OK, the last sounded better before the translation.
Results of a pioneering study may provide new clues to treating and preventing hypertension in African-Americans. Hypertension, or chronic high blood pressure, underlies an array of life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
At a time when musicality and training among vocalists and musicians may not be as celebrated as in the past, when music education and arts-appreciation programs in schools have been annihilated, one may well wonder how jazz will survive in the 21st century.
A secret destination, Uruguay has a World Heritage site, a plethora of beaches, thermal spas, working guest ranches, friendly people and a tranquil ambiance that is hard to find in today’s frantic world.
Every year, for five days at the beginning of September, Brooklyn, N.Y., becomes the scene of one of the state’s biggest, most electrifying cultural extravaganzas as Caribbean-Americans literally take to the streets.