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  • interview July 18, 2016

    Mashrou’ Leila: Creatures of the Night–Alternative Rock From Lebanon

    Eight years ago, a group of architectural students at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, came to a collective decision that they could express themselves better through music than architecture—and with that, Mashrou’ Leila was born. Since then, the band … Read more »

  • review April 1, 2016

    Kalthoum

    Arabic art music shares one key characteristic with American jazz: an emphasis on improvisation, individual expression, but rendered with respect for and knowledge of a composed musical source. The rules and conventions diverge widely, but that common ground has proven … Read more »

  • feature February 26, 2016

    globalFEST 2016 Feature

    globalFEST’s flagship offering is the always-exciting annual concert in the dead of a New York winter night where music fans can experience 12 acts on three stages at Webster Hall all in one night. Our special broadcast on globalFEST 2016 … Read more »

  • program February 25, 2016

    globalFEST 2016

    globalFEST is New York’s annual January multi-genre musical kickoff–12 bands on three stages in one wild night at Webster Hall. We hear highlights from the 2016 edition including new roots sounds from Haiti (Lakou Mizik), Colombian champeta (Tribu Baharu), suave … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

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