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This edition: July 2015 (In French with English subtitles)

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 29, 2015.

First aired: July 30, 2015.

In this episode Canape discusses gender, race, and French history.

First we meet Blanche Gardin, a French comedian who takes on the role of social and political critic. Her latest show in New York is no different as she covers controversial topics. Next, Mitchell Abidor gives us a history lesson on The French Revolution and The Paris Commune. Then, a trailer is shown for the re-release of the classic documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, which tells the story of James Baldwin, who wrote semi-autobiographical accounts of racism in France and the United States. Finally, Canape sits down with the Senegalese band Djustpora for an acoustic jam session and discussion about the legacy of colonialism in Africa.

Guest List

Mitchell Abidor Historian and Translator

Pape Armand Boye Musician, Djustpora

Blanche Gardin Comedian

Oulimata Niang Vocalist, Djustpora