Podcast: Immigrant Dance Summer Special

"The beautiful belly dancer spins," by tibchris/flickr.Sometimes Feet in Two Worlds journalists take a break from covering struggles over immigration laws and the challenges facing immigrant communities and turn their attention to more lighthearted topics – like dancing.  This week on the podcast we feature two stories about dance from our radio archives.

The first story, by Martina Guzman, is about Detroit’s belly dancing scene.  Martina, a reporter for public radio station WDET, discovered that the Motor City is one of the few places in America where you can actually make a living as a belly dancer, thanks to the area’s large Middle Eastern population. Martina produced the story for our radio partner Studio 360.

In the second story, reporter Diego Graglia explores New York’s mysterious world of tango, a dance from his native Argentina.  Diego, who currently works for the Associated Press in Mexico City,  produced the story for WNYC, New York Public Radio.

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Fi2W podcasts are supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundationwith additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Sirus Fund, and are produced in association with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY-TV.



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AboutJohn Rudolph
John Rudolph, Executive Producer, is a journalist with more than 40 years experience as a public radio program host and producer of documentaries, podcasts and news reports. John produced the award-winning documentary Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City, which was the debut for the Feet in 2 Worlds project.