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Articles with keyword "Africa"

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Threads of the Imagination

Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.

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The Reach of African Music

Three Los Angeles museums explore the complexities of music as it moves from one continent to another.

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Voices of the Slave Trade

A captive and an owner give firsthand accounts of the transatlantic voyage.

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Crocodiles and Canoes

From terracotta heads to steel sculptures, a new exhibition takes viewers across seven millennia in the Niger Delta.

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On-Site with NEH: A Dakar Journal

Twenty-five high school teachers are immersed in French-speaking West Africa.

Detail from "Journey of the Magi"

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Faces of the Renaissance

A new exhibition at the Walters Museum explores race and identity to ask the burning question, Who's your daddy?

Georges Collinet broadcasting "Bonjour L'Afrique from Washington, D.C.

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From Maxi Voom Voom to Afropop

Georges Collinet was a rock ’n’ roll-playing, Cold War DJ; now he's an elder stateman of world music.

Cantino Planisphere

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The Cone of Africa . . . Took Shape in Lisbon

Early Portuguese cartographers traced the coast of the continent with astounding accuracy.

David Livingstone, circa 1865.

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Livingstone in a New Light

Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.