PODCAST: Music, Radio, and Politics in Angola (Africa Past and Present 132)

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Episode 132 of Africa Past and Present -- the podcast about African history, culture, and politics -- is now available at http://afripod.aodl.org, and where you get podcasts. Please subscribe to the podcast and help keep it free to all.

In this episode, Marissa Moorman (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) discusses the trajectory of her scholarship in African social history and media studies, research experiences in Angola and Portugal, and her latest book, Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1931–2002. The interview also features a tasty musical interlude (courtesy of Paulo Flores). It closes with insights on Moorman’s public-facing work with Africa Is A Country and provides a sneak peak into her current book project.

Africa Past and Present is hosted by Peter Alegi and co-produced by Matrix -- the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences -- and the Department of History at Michigan State University.