Blog January 30, 2015
Trance Video Playlist
Our show "The Nature of Trance" explores music from trance ceremonies throughout Africa and its diaspora. Below, check out a trance video playlist, made to accompany the the program. It features a tarab performance by A.J. Racy and the National Arab Orchestra, ceremonies in the traditions of the Gnawa lila, Shona bira, Brazilian candomblé, Dominican palo, Cuban santería, and Haitian vodou, along with a 2012 performance by Afro-electronic artist Val Jeanty at South by Southwest.