New “Musical Passage” Website via Duke University Explores Origins of African American Music

Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:
(Image via musicalpassage.org) article via jbhe.com Scholars at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have debuted an interactive website that chronicles what is believed to be among the earliest examples of the music of the African diaspora. The website Musical Passage tells the story of an important, but little known record…

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Local girl makes pact with herself to stop frequenting her neighborhood burrito joint until they change the Onion articles pinned onto bulletin board directly in front of the only seating available 

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