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A Rhythmic Connection: Cuban Influences in Angola



Through music, this episode of Hip Deep examines the influences—both political and musical—to come out of Cuba’s intervention in Angola.

Foreign Policy recommends: Hip Deep.

This week, Foreign Policy Playlist features Hip Deep, a podcast from Afropop Worldwide. This episode examines the influences—both political and musical—to come out of Cuba’s intervention in Angola.

Filling in for Amy Mackinnon, FP Africa Brief writer Lynsey Chutel hosts Ned Sublette, one of the producers of the episode, as they discuss these influences on Angola.

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About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes


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