Morgan Greenstreet

Carnival's festivities include the West Indian American Day parade, a colorful spectacle with plenty of history.

The wild magic of Caribbean Carnival is alive in Brooklyn

At 5 a.m. on Labor Day, central Brooklyn is filled with hundreds of thousands of revelers who have been partying all night long. It is unlike any other morning in New York City: groups of tar-covered youth roam the streets dressed as devils with chains and whips, while older people shimmy in frilly masquerade costumes of the colonial era.

The wild magic of Caribbean Carnival is alive in Brooklyn
Fally Ipupa is shown live in New York on Labor Day 2015.

Surviving the pop apocalypse: A lesson from Congolese pop music

Surviving the pop apocalypse: A lesson from Congolese pop music
Protesters run as they are dispersed by police officers

Valedictorian — and rapper — finds herself at center of massive South African student protest

Valedictorian — and rapper — finds herself at center of massive South African student protest
Fadimata Walet Oumar

Mali's musicians endured a lot to keep doing what they love

Mali's musicians endured a lot to keep doing what they love