How Translating Documentaries Into Africa’s Local Languages Preserves Them
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How Translating Documentaries Into Africa’s Local Languages Preserves Them

by Naomi House How Translating Documentaries Into Africa’s Local Languages Preserves Them I was watching a wonderful documentary on my local PBS or Create network channel over the weekend that focused on ecological preservation of communities in Ethiopia and Peru, but noticed something very disconcerting.  When the people being interviewed were translated the subtitles said something … Continue reading

What happens to a culture when war destroys their instruments? In Mali we are finding out
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What happens to a culture when war destroys their instruments? In Mali we are finding out

by Naomi House When militants came to Mali and destroyed so much of the nation’s cultural heritage, one member of Super Onze smuggled his instrument out. “My father made this Ngoni for me. I did everything I could to smuggle it out and bring it here.” But every single other instrument was broken.  It is … Continue reading