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The Life of Frederick Douglas, illustrated; Plus: Fandango at the Wall bridges borders through music

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0:08 – Fund Drive Premium: The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom

David F. Walker (@DavidWalker1201is a writer, filmmaker and graphic artist. His latest book is The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom.Yours for a pledge of $100 to KPFA, or, with the addition of the Pacifica Radio Archives Black History Collection, $300.

1:08 – Fund Drive Premium: Fandango at the Wall

Fandango at the Wall: Creating Harmony Between the United States and Mexico, is a experiential project by GRAMMY-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author, Kabir Sehgal, accompanied by a score from GRAMMY-winning musician Arturo O’Farrill and a foreword written and read by historian Douglas Brinkley. Through periods of great friendship with robust trade and loose immigration policies to tense relations beset by wars, the drug trade and human trafficking the relationship between the United States and Mexico has had its ups and downs. With the latest Trump-induced xenophobia toward Mexico, Fandango contextualizes how it is the latest swing in the up-and-down, two-hundred-year history of these two countries.

We speak with Kabir Seghal (@HiKabir), a five time Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winning producer, author, and currently works as a corporate strategist with a global payments technology investment firm. Hi latest project is Fandango at the Wall: Creating Harmony Between the United States and Mexico.

“In a lyrical narrative reflecting on Fandango Fronterizo, a musical celebration held on both sides of the border wall, Sehgal addresses how this broken relationship between the United States and Mexico has been repaired in the past and continues to adapt today. Fandango at the Wall provides clarity to the current debate regarding construction of the wall and America’s posture toward immigration, highlighting the music that works to bring both countries together. With original music accompanying a call-to-action narrative, Fandango at the Wall demonstrates how music can heal and bridge gaps between communities.”

Get the Fandango soundtrack (2 CDs) for your pledge of $100, or the box set (book + CD) for $150, or both for $200.

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