Groundings#3: Noises in the Blood

Released Tuesday, 20th March 2018
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Professor Carolyn Cooper is a giant in her field. A pan-africanist scholar- activist of international standing whose work both celebrates and critically analyses of the popular culture of her home country Jamaica. In this episode (named after Professor Cooper's first book), the wonders of the internet allow Etienne and Connie of DTA to catch up with Carolyn in transit between Ghana and Jamaica. We clarify some of the issues she raised at her most recent appearance in London and explore her thoughts on Dancehall culture ahead of the upcoming LEVELS: Africa In The Dancehall session. Covering everything from Anansi and Rastafari to colonial governance and the 'pan-africanism' of controversial dancehall artist Vybez Cartel, this is definitely one to connect with.

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