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Pilani Bubu found her music community after she moved from South Africa to New Orleans. She understood that the people she met wanted to learn more about her culture back home. That’s when she started to incorporate South African music into her repertoire

South Africa’s Pilani Bubu has ‘jumped off the shoulder of giants’ to create music filled with tradition


The singer-songwriter has always straddled between the worlds of globalization and the traditions of her homeland.

French-speaking Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, has abandoned dwellings are everywhere due to storms, erosion, and rising sea-levels.

Storms and rising sea levels threaten to wipe out French language in Louisiana’s bayou country

Weedie Braimah's "The Hands of Time" features the power and range of the djembe.

Musician Weedie Braimah lets the djembe speak for itself

The Shell Norco oil refinery along the Mississippi River in Norco, LA.

Hurricane Ida adds misery to ‘Cancer Alley’: Part II

Founder of RISE St. James and 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Sharon Lavigne

Hurricane Ida adds misery to ‘Cancer Alley’: Part I

Police in camouflage stand amid a crowd protesting against the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Haitians’ voices need to be heard in country’s rebuilding, former Amb Pamela White says


Pamela White served as US ambassador to Haiti from 2012 to 2015 and is now with the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine. She discussed the situation in Haiti with The World’s host Marco Werman.

A group of musicians of color wearing all black clothing stand on stage with their instruments

London composers inspired by BLM confront classical music’s inequities through sound


In October, the Royal Festival Hall will feature 21 classical composers of color in its first season since the country’s first lockdown this spring.

Two men are shown helping a woman as they wade through a flooded street.

Storm Marco closes in on Louisiana as Laura buffets Cuba


After a day as a hurricane, Tropical Storm Marco brought a surge of high water to the Louisiana coast on Monday, setting the stage for Tropical Storm Laura to enter the Gulf of Mexico and move toward the same stretch of US coast later in the week, most likely as a hurricane.

Harjot Singh Khalsa (left) and Rajkaranbir Singh are hosts of Punjabi Radio USA, which provides valuable information to immigrant workers.

Immigrant ‘digital first responders’ provide vital services. They’re in a financial crisis. 

The news media has become a vital resource during the coronavirus pandemic — especially outlets serving immigrant communities. But those organizations are suffering from the same financial crisis bigger media outlets are experiencing. 

A shrimp boat is shown in a illustration that combines the boat with a map of the Mississippi Delta.

Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

Farm pollutants from multiple states feed a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Shrimpers pay the cost.