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Twin sisters follow their dad’s Buena Vista Social Club roots into Afro-Caribbean music


Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz are twins and daughters of the late Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club member, Miguel “Anga” Diaz. The sisters are now following in their dad’s footsteps and their shared Yoruba heritage. Their self-titled album is called “Ibeyi,” which means “twins” in the Yoruba language.

Michael Rogers as Mugabe

Actor Michael Rogers takes on the title role in ‘Breakfast with Mugabe’

Arts, Culture & Media

PHOTOS: A nation says its final goodbyes to Nelson Mandela

Global Politics
Nelson Mandela dancing

Slideshow: Mandela loved to dance

Arts, Culture & Media

Music Heard on Air for September 5, 2013

Music Heard on Air

Music Heard on the Air for August 13, 2013

Music Heard on Air

Tunes spun throughout our reports for August 13, 2013 include: Eddie Palmieri, Toubab Krewe, Femi Kuti and two tracks from Fat Freddy’s Drop

School Year: South African students join countrymen in volunteering to honor Mandela

Thursday was the 95th birthday of South Africa’s former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Across the country, many chose to do 67 minutes of volunteering, to honor the man’s 67 years in prison or politics. Students at the Centre of Science and Technology joined in.

Nelson Mandela in 2010

‘Like vultures:’ Press hovering around ailing Nelson Mandela, angering South Africans

With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa’s former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

Conflict & Justice

Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, gained international attention when he competed against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But now the athlete is gaining attention of a different kind, after beginning charged with the murder of his girlfriend.

South Africans prepare for life after Mandela

Though he’s still living, Nelson Mandela, the revered former leader of South Africa, makes fewer and fewer public appearances. Now 93, many South Africans are preparing for the day Nelson Mandela will no longer be alive.