Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora
For centuries, countless dances were born out of the disbursement of African people. Dancing The African Diaspora, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent.
Conference organizer Thomas DeFrantz is a professor of dance and African-American studies at Duke University; and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founder and choreographer of the Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance company. Host Frank Stasio talks with DeFrantz and Zollar about keeping the dances of the African diaspora alive across the globe.