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Storycorps

StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott

Monday, February 09, 2015

On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major league level. Wendell Scott died in 1990. One of his sons, Frank, and his grandson Warrick, sat down to remember him for StoryCorps.

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New Sounds

The Guitar as an African Instrument

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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New Sounds

The Guitar as an African Instrument

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko plays Florence Gould Hall Thursday night. Download the track "Badjourou"

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Dinner with West Africans

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Before immigrating from West Africa to the Bronx, Rouguiatou Tounkara and her husband, Cisse Siaka, lived the kind of lives that remind you just how ferocious racial bigotry is in some parts of the world. Even for Africans living in Africa.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The quartet Béla Fleck & the Flecktones plays Town Hall Wednesday night. Download a little blu-bop from the group with the song "Life in Eleven."

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On Being

Vashti McKenzie — African American, Woman, Leader [remix]

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

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On Being

[Unedited] Vashti McKenzie with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The current U.S. presidential election has illustrated how gender, race, and religion can become lightning rods, and may be seen as potential stumbling blocks to leadership. Vashti McKenzie is a pioneering figure on all these fronts. When she became the f

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On Being

Muqtedar Khan and Cheryl Sanders — The Other Religious America in Election 2004

Thursday, October 21, 2004

In this show, we speak with an African American Christian and an American Muslim and explore the perspectives of two religious communities which defy the broad stereotypes of this election year. We'll seek to gain a deeper understanding of the way in whic

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