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 KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM - The Lunch Special Show  
 Dr. Barbara Thompson, Byrd
 Byrd (admin: kku)  
Dr. Barbara Thompson is the Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas for the Cantor Arts Center. She oversses the collection of African, precolombian, and Native American Art. Prior to her arrival at Stanford, Dr. Thompson was with the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She organized ten exhibitions at the Hood, including "Black Womanhood: Icons, Images, and ideologies of the African Body."
Dr. Thompson kindly and generously brought a wonderful collection of music from around the world which contains references to Vodou and Mami Wata, a deity which has been worshipped over many centuries and who is the center of an exhibition at Cantor Arts on the Stanford Campus.

Information about the exhibition of Mami Wata at Cantor Arts may be found at

Information about the exhibition on portraits of Vodou may be found at

Dr. Thompson's website is
Dr. Barbara Thompson, KZSU, Byrd
Here is Dr. Thompson's playlist which may also be found at
Artist / Track /

Jimi Hendrix / Voodoo Child
Bembeya Jazz Nation / Mami Wata
recorded Haitian vodou performance / Ogou
Celia Cruz / Yemaya
Hugh Masekela /Mami Wata
Omar Sosa / Azul Yemayá
Bembeya Jazz National / Mami Wata
Talking Heads / Papa Legba
Miles Davis / The Voodoo Sun

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00:58:36 English 2010-10-25
 KZSU Stanford University Radio 90.1 FM
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