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Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora

Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance February 7-9 2014 Duke University
African-American Studies at Duke University
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For centuries, countless dances were born out of the disbursement of African people.  Dancing The African Diaspora, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent.

Conference organizer Thomas DeFrantz is a professor of dance and African-American studies at Duke University; and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founder and choreographer of the Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance company. Host Frank Stasio talks with DeFrantz and Zollar about keeping the dances of the African diaspora alive across the globe. 
 

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.