Niger's Etran Finatawa at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in NYC

Niger's Etran Finatawa to perform at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in New York City

You're in luck New York! Another free show. Check out Etran Finatawa on August 1st, 2:00pm at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Hailing from Niger, Etran Finatawa have created their own genre of music, nomadic blues, by being the only group to ever combine the cultures of the Wodaabe and Touareg people. Be sure to check out their latest album, Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go, released in March 2010.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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