Kanaval WXPN's World Cafe presents Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans

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Win Butler (L) of Arcade Fire and DJ Michael Brun participate in the Krewe du Kanaval parade on February 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Erika Goldring/Courtesy of the photographer hide caption

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Intro

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A sketch map of Saint-Domingue, a French colony in the Caribbean from 1659-1890. Following a revolution by enslaved Africans, the territory was declared the Republic of Haiti. Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 1

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Circa 1795: Lithograph of Haitian general Francois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose heroic stand against French rule thwarted Napoleon's ambition for a North American empire. MPI/Getty Images hide caption

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 2

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Dancers take part in the 2020 Krewe du Kanaval parade in New Orleans. Courtesy of Erika Goldring hide caption

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 3

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The 2020 Krewe du Kanaval celebration in New Orleans: Paul Beaubrun (left), Preservation Hall Jazz Band (top right), members of the Haitian collective Lakou Mizik. Courtesy of Erika Goldring hide caption

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Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms & the Music of New Orleans: Episode 4

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