Modern African Music

Historically, colonialism has had a devastating effect on the native people of Africa. The Berlin Conference in 1884 began the "Scramble for Africa," and in the thirty years that followed, European powers quickly colonized over 90% of the continent. All of the Western World powers fought bitterly over land, displacing and wiping out native populations…
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A Shared Culture

When the ending of Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop was written, crowds reportedly waited on the New York docks asking if Little Nell was dead.  More recently, people waited in line for the last Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but such excitement about a book is a rarity today.  Part of the reason for…
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