". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, March 28, 2008

Afropop Worldwide Returns to the New York City Airwaves

We've been associated with this program almost from the beginning -- coming in, maybe a couple years after it first began, maybe? Vaquero's researched, written and produced many, many, many shows for the program, as well as providing other support.

[ Afropop Worldwide Returns to the New York City Airwaves Saturday Nights at 11 PM on Radio New York.

Brooklyn, NY (March 27, 2008) - Afropop Worldwide will make its broadcast debut on Radio New York (WNYE 91.5 FM) on Saturday March 29th at 11 p.m. Afropop Worldwide celebrates the music and stories of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and of course the program’s hometown, New York City. The weekly serieswill bring New York listeners to dynamic capitals abroad, exclusive live concert recordings, interviews, and historically based programs on golden musical eras. Afropop Worldwide is hosted by international broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon and distributed by PRI Public Radio International to over 100 stations in the U.S.

Says Jon Pareles, Chief Popular Music Critic for The New York Times, “The music that Afropop Worldwide covers so well is a well spring of American and world culture, and no other organization I know does so well in helping it reach the listeners it deserves…The shows and the web site take scholarly care to communicate with a general audience, in a rare and welcome combination of depth and directness.”

“It is really exciting to add Afropop Worldwide to our new world and indie music schedule,” said Matthew Tollin, GM of Radio Operations for Radio New York. “This dynamic showcase of contemporary African music and culture is a perfect fit for Radio New York’s new diverse music programming.” ]

For more information go here.


K. said...

Does either Sirius or XM satellite radio pick it up?

Foxessa said...

The link to the full press release is at the bottom of what I pulled. The full press release provides links to 'more info' as to the network.

You noticed that Sirius and XM are about to be one and the same, though public radio and others are objecting to this latest communications consolidation/monopoly play.

Love, C.

Foxessa said...

I just had the opportunity to go their web site. Damn -- didn't realize this was the city gov station! It doesn't even stream, and I can't even tune it in here at home, which is why I've never heard it. This is NOT the big deal I originally thought.

The mafia family-owned restaurant next door put up this great big wall, to protect their garden from our prying eyes, and it ruined radio reception, and makes our cell phones just about useless in our apartment.

Love, C.