Part 4: Jazz Around the World
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The Cold War, two superpowers divvying up the global map. Each side, Soviet and Western, had their missiles, but they also had cultural weapons: propaganda through the arts. America had an idea: to export jazz, as a sign of democratic superiority. Problem was, with a civil rights crisis at home, they had nothing to brag about.

 

"The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights" is hosted by Alana Bridgewater.

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