Think of Beyoncé as a Contemporary Mami Wata

Left of Black interviews an author who links popular music to the water spirits revered throughout the African Diaspora.

Left of Black

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Ali Colleen Neff about her work with Senegalese praise poets, Mami Wata and sea punk. Neff is a visiting assistant professor at the College of William & Mary in the departments of anthropology and African-American studies.


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