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  • program January 7, 2015

    globalFEST 2012

    Every year in the dead of winter, the much-anticipated world music extravaganza globalFEST lights up New York City. In anticipation of the 2015 edition, we are encoring a show from one of our favorite years. We’ll hear the samba sensation … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2012

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and SMOD in Central Park

    Sunday, July 22, was a banner day at Central Park, Summerstage, still one of New York’s most pleasant summer music venues. Sunny, but not too hot, the day was perfect for a feast of uplifting African music. Self-described “Parisian groove … Read more »

  • blog July 19, 2012

    SMOD To Tour the U.S.

    This summer, Malian rootsy hip-hop crew SMOD embarks on their first U.S. tour tomorrow. The group may be most known for featuring the son of Amadou & Mariam. However, SMOD is a musical force to be reckon with on their … Read more »

  • review May 31, 2011


    Picture a tree-lined street on a sunny day, there’s a light breeze blowing and you’re walking without any rush. Your soundtrack might as well be the Malian trio SMOD. On their self-titled US debut, politically-conscious lyrics find their way into slow … Read more »

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