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  • July 28, 2017

    Nightshade

    Nobody is perfect. A l l i e isn’t afraid to admit that on her song, “Bad Habits, a standout from her debut album Nightshade which was released July 21. We’re all guilty of our own faults, but this Canadian … Read more »

  • July 17, 2017

    Spirits

    Nigerian–born, London–raised, Brooklyn–based saxophonist, composer and producer Zem Audu is no novice to the music industry. While working closely with notable names like Hugh Masekela, Jason Moran and Lauryn Hill over the years, the Skatalites band member has ingested a … Read more »

  • July 11, 2017

    Chronology

    Reggae music is no stranger to cross-genre collaboration, and it is not unusual to hear elements of Caribbean music in today’s pop music, but Jamaica’s rising star, Chronixx, has quickly taken reggae’s relationship with the global music industry to a … Read more »

  • July 10, 2017

    Marimba del Pacifico

    Rivers only have an illusion of permanence, something the Greek philosopher Heraclitus pointed out when he said you never put your foot in the same river twice. They can be named, mapped, talked about like any solid object, but rivers … Read more »

  • July 6, 2017

    Ukhaliro: Malawi Cultural Music

    There are many ways to update traditions, some more obvious than others. When African artists retrofit ancestral lute or xylophone melodies on keyboards and guitars, or repurpose idiosyncratic old rhythms on drum kit, we know what’s going on. Modern musicians … Read more »

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