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  • program December 8, 2016

    Stocking Stuffers 2016

    Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre survey the best African and African diaspora music of 2016: from desert blues to Afrobeats and neo-cumbia, vintage reissues, and groundbreaking experiments. This fast-moving conversation interweaves juicy clips from over two dozen albums. Lots of … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2016

    Musical Reasons to Watch Tonight’s Opening Ceremonies (Even If You Hate Sports)

    Even if the spectacle of the world’s greatest athletes competing in front of McDonald’s  and Coca-Cola logos leaves you cold, tonight’s opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics promise to be worth watching for at least one reason, and if you’re … Read more »

  • blog April 21, 2016

    Concert Review: Gil and Veloso–Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música

    April 20, 2016 Brooklyn, NY ;  Rahav Segev/ Photopass.com / BAM The curtain rose at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on two men with two guitars and two mics each, and a pair of long-stemmed goblets—one with water, one with … Read more »

  • viv April 8, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Bahia Bound

    After traveling from London to the Philippines, touching down for two days at home in the Hawaiian islands, then heading to Rio de Janeiro for 10 days of reporting, I was ready for a break. Don’t get me wrong, the … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    The International Bob Marley

    Today is the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth and, without a doubt, this will not be the only tribute to this fact that you will see. And that’s for a good reason–Marley looms as large in our popular culture … Read more »

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