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Podcast: Missing Voices — The Need for Ethnic Media

Missing Voices: The Need for Ethnic Media Download MP3 What is ethnic media and why is it relevant today? In this podcast entitled “Missing Voices: The Need for Ethnic Media,” several figures active in ethnic media discuss its fundamental importance to societies across the world. … Continue reading Podcast: Missing Voices — The Need for Ethnic Media

Connecting through Craft: Elkana Ong’esa Reunites with Earliest Soapstone Sculptures

In 1965, at age 21, Kenyan artist Elkana Ong’esa sold one of his earliest sculptures to an American student doing research in Kisii. Almost fifty years later, the two met by chance at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Videography: Albert Tong, … Continue reading Connecting through Craft: Elkana Ong’esa Reunites with Earliest Soapstone Sculptures