Cuba: Seeking Music, Finding Muses

Yo vengo de todas partes, Y hacia todas partes voy: Arte soy entre las artes, En los montes, monte soy.*                                                           –“Versos Sencillos” (José Martí) I.  Landing […]

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Shall We Gather at the River?: Gullah Voices and Echoes

  “My tale begins just before the rising of the sun…Dayclean, we call this, when the day is new and the world is made fresh again.” —from God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man by Cornelia Walker Bailey Katie Underwood is ten years old. Named for the intrepid midwife who delivered countless babies in the Gullah […]

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