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On Monday, January 16, 2017 at Noon, the State of Wisconsin presented the 37th Annual “Tribute & Ceremony” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the State Capitol Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin.

This event was produced, directed and hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Dr....Read more

Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.  The exact origins of tango—both the dance and the word itself—are lost in myth and unrecorded history.  One plausible theory is that in the mid-1800s, enslaved Africans transported to Argentina would - with their...Read more


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VISA RELATED CHALLENGE - CONCERT CANCELED! The artist Victor Gama was scheduled to present a free concert at Morphy Hall Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 7:30 PM on the UW-Madison Campus. Gama is a Portuguese/Angolan composer/musician/instrument maker who will be performing later this month at the Kennedy Center.  When his appearance is announced, we'll post details here.

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Born in the tiny coastal hamlet of Plaplaya on the Honduras Caribbean coast, Aurelio Martinez, may be one of the last generations to grow up steeped in the Garifuna music tradition. This tradition encompasses the African and Caribbean Indian roots of his ancestors, a group of shipwrecked...Read more

Here's what the label Universal Music, 2008, has to say about the release of the CD “The Sound Of The World” CD compiled by Charlie Gillett: "It is the consummate collection of what is happening now in World Music and what is about to happen, compiled by the most respected World Music DJ,...Read more

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