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As the Presidential campaign season ramps up, Americana talks to leaders and laymen from the African-American community about how interest this season may compare to the past.

As the presidential campaign for 2012 ramps up Americana checks in with leaders and laymen from the African American community about how interest in this season may compare to voter engagement in years past. Political commentator Michelle Bernard and professor of political science Dr Hasan Crockett weigh in.

Comedian Alonzo Bodden has become a master of laughter. He explains how to dance across the line politically, socially and racially.

Mumbo sauce is hitting markets across the Washington DC area, playing well with soul food fans from across the nation. Americana takes a taste.

And trombonist Fred Wesley explains the political language of jazz versus funk.

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30 minutes

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Sun 24 Jul 2011 19:15

Music Played

  • Aretha Franklin

    people get ready

    • Lady Soul.
    • Atlantic.
  • James Brown

    Sex machine

    • Sex Machine Today.
    • Hip-O Select.
  • Mambo Sauce

    Welcome to DC

    • The Recipe.
    • DMV Records.
  • James Brown

    Hot Pants

    • Sex Machine Today.
    • Hip-O Select.
  • Fred Wesley

    the next thing I knew

    • Amalgamation.
    • Minor Music.
  • James Brown

    Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)

    • Say It Loud: I'm Black And I'm Proud.
    • Polygram Records.
  • James Brown

    Doing it to death

    • Star Time.
    • Polydor.
  • Parliament-Funkadelic


    • Mothership Connection.


  • Sun 24 Jul 2011 19:15