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  • interview February 17, 2015

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local resident had set out a few items on the curb. Front and center was a vinyl LP with a cover that instantly returned me to … Read more »

  • review February 16, 2015

    Four From Mali

    Mali has suffered through three years of political instability and tension, with serious consequences for musicians’ livelihoods, not only in the troubled north but in the capital, Bamako. And all that comes on top of the collapse of the recorded … Read more »

  • blog January 30, 2015

    The Birth of the El Foukr R’Assembly

    It’s a stubborn fact that many people in North Africa don’t actually consider themselves part of Africa. Whether they identify as Middle Eastern, Arab, or some other way, there’s been a historical resistance to embracing continental solidarity.  That’s one reason … Read more »

  • interview January 27, 2015

    Interview: Marie Daulne of Zap Mama

    Marie Daulne and the latest version of her genre-busting ensemble Zap Mama were a standout at New York’s recent globalFEST concert extravaganza. Marie is a traveler and an adventurer, and she’ll soon be back in the U.S. touring in a … Read more »

  • interview January 7, 2015

    Wendy Wilson-Fall on Malagasy Americans

    Dr. Wendy Wilson-Fall has made a groundbreaking study of the Malagasy diaspora in the United States going back to the 17th century. It’s a fascinating, little-known story, and one with personal resonance for Dr. Wilson-Fall. Her research will appear in … Read more »

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