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Oct 2, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of the Ivory Coast

A former French colony with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world thanks to its cocoa supply, the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) also has a rich arts culture. From ancient sounds of the djembe...

Feb 6, 2017

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Gabon

The central African nation of Gabon is considered one of the more stable economies and governments of the continent — where even its First Families get involved with the arts and mercantilism. Here are five...

Aug 7, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Dominica

Don’t get it confused with the Dominican Republic (that nation is featured next week). Dominica is a Caribbean island nation alive with the Creole spirit and the soul of calypso. Let’s meet five bands and...

Apr 18, 2016

Occur Goes Global - The Music of Comoros

A collection of islands off the east coast of Africa, Comoros combines Arabic, Malaysian, indigenous African and French cultures. Its history is a harried one, with a former coup leader recently elected to president and...

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