William A. Rasdell
Over the past 25 years, Rasdell's primary interest as an artist has been the legacy of enriching influences of the African presence in daily life and custom throughout the Americas. To that end he has conducted cultural field studies in places such as Grenada, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, South Africa and Trinidad with an extensive 10-year focus on the music, dance and folklore of Cuba. This work is important in that it records and celebrates the retention and integration of African traditions with other cultures in the Americas.
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