Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

Season 2 (2022)

Season 1 (2021)

Dialogues in Afrolatinidad explores history, culture, and contemporary issues in Afro-Latin America and U.S.-Afro-Latinx communities. The podcast features interviews with scholars, writers, educators, artists, and community leaders who share their passion for Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies, the significance of their intellectual, creative, or community engagement, and resources for learning more.

Dialogues in Afrolatinidad seeks to

Educate. Provide knowledge and resources.

Amplify. Expand public awareness of researchers, communities, relevant issues, and solidarities.

Elevate. Enhance the visibility of intersecting African diaspora, Latin American, and Latinx histories and cultures.

Listen to Season 2 below or go to the Season 2 Main Page for links to books, articles, films, organizations, and other resources mentioned in each episode

Centering Afro-Cuban Perspectives in Hip-Hop and Afro-Sonic Futures Dialogues in Afrolatinidad

In this episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad, host Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez speaks with Dr. Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Sonic Cultural Fellow at the University of Toronto Scarborough about the role of hip-hop specifically and music in general in understanding Afro-Cubanidad
  1. Centering Afro-Cuban Perspectives in Hip-Hop and Afro-Sonic Futures
  2. Centering Garifuna in the African Diaspora
  3. Race, Class, Education, and Youth in Puerto Rico
  4. Journey of a South Bronx Boricua: Identity, Storytelling, and Belonging
  5. Telling the Stories of the African Diaspora in Argentina
  6. A Brooklyn-Born Puerto Rican Affirms Afrolatinidad
  7. The Resiliency of Black Women in Colonial Mexico and Beyond
  8. Honoring Afro-Dominicans and Afro-Latino History in Washington, D.C.
  9. Afro-Latina Identity, Cuban History, and the Impossible Project
  10. A Thirst for Knowledge: Students and Afrolatinidad

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Host and Executive Producer: Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez

Social Media Manager: Dennis Espejo

Communications and Podcast Production Manager: Israel Herndon

Podcast Episode Resources Manager: Justin Jones

Theme Music: Dr. John Bagnato

Music S1-Episode 4: “Seven Chimes” by Pierce Murphy, May 20, 2021, modified, Freemusicarchive.org.

Funding Support

Funding support for Season 1 provided by the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Global Studies.

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