On this episode, the LMC speaks with freelance writer Kiratiana Freelon on the use of Afrofuturism through the lens of the Afro-Brazilian experience and how Afro-Brazilian artists and writers both differ and parallel their American counterparts.
On a special music episode of the LMC, host Oscar Fernandez spends the hour with freelance writer and ethnomusicologist Felipe Maia to pay homage to Afro-Brazilian samba legend Elza Soares and how she overcame poverty, domestic abuse, sexism, and institutional racism in Brazil’s music industry.
Do Black Lives Matter in Paraguay? You bet it does. On this episode, the LMC speaks with freelance writer Valencia Wilson to examine one of the least known Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and how Paraguay plays by its own set of rules when it comes to race.