Three Brothers (1997) This picture was taken in the Summer of 1997, but I met these kids back before the youngest one was born. One of the joys of doing long-term field research is to see children grow up year after year.

African Roots Stretch Deep Into Mexico

March 3, 1996 — In Mexico, various Indian peoples still play ancient instruments. And their songs and dances — which tell of uprisings against their masters — pay tribute to their ancestors. These Mexicans play African “hand pianos” and perform “the dance of the black people.” Mexican “corridos” — or song-stories — tell of slave […]

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