Hip Deep December 3, 2011
A Tango with Robert Farris Thompson

Robert Farris Thompson, the groundbreaking scholar of African art at Yale University, has recently published a splendid new book, "Tango: The Art History of Love" (Pantheon). On this very special episode of Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep, Thompson talks to Afropop's own Ned Sublette, author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo," about the erotic Afro-Argentine dance whose Kikongo-derived name he renders as "moving in time to a beat." With musical examples galore. Produced by Ned Sublette.

Related Audio Programs

Afro-Dominicana: The Other Dominican Republic
Hip Deep August 10, 2017
Afro-Dominicana: The Other Dominican Republic
This week, Afropop revisits the home of styles such as merengue and bachata, but this time we’ll be looking towards the most deeply African side of Dominican music—little known outside of the island.