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  • September 4, 2017

    A Drum Machine and Some Freedom: An Interview With Mannie Fresh

    Mannie Fresh–producer, rapper and DJ–is a true legend of hip-hop. The architect of the Cash Money sound, Fresh spent years perfecting bounce within New Orleans, before spearheading the label’s mainstream crossover, bringing southern hip-hop to the top of the charts, … Read more »

  • August 21, 2017

    Manuel Garcia Orozco: Revealing Colombia’s Invisible Legend, Magín Díaz

    At 95 years old, Magín Díaz recently released his first solo record after a lifetime of influencing the popular and folk musics of Colombia. A legendary traditional singer and composer, Magín’s impact on the music of his country has remained largely unrecognized … Read more »

  • August 17, 2017

    Blick Bassy Charts His Own Course

    Blick Bassy is a Cameroonian singer and multi-instrumentalist, living in France and creating highly original African music. These days, he is touring with a trio, playing banjo and singing, backed by cello and trombone. The ensemble is featuring songs from … Read more »

  • August 15, 2017

    Tcheka: Cape Verdean Maestro Goes Solo

    Tcheka (born Manuel Lopes Andrade) is a Cape Verdean original, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has mastered the traditional idioms of his musically rich island nation, and channeled them into an expressive style all his own. He has recorded and toured with … Read more »

  • August 5, 2017

    Sidi Wacho: Soundtrack of A Revolution

    For 10 years, the Algerian-French rapper known as Saïdou was a member of the group Le Ministère des Affaires Populaires (the Ministry of Popular Affairs) or simply, MAP. A hip-hop group based in Lille, in the north of France, they … Read more »

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