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  • blog February 14, 2017

    Isango Ensemble at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

    If you find yourself in New York City this week, make your way to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for what promises to be a mighty performance: “A Man of Good Hope” from South Africa’s Isango Ensemble. The innovative, … Read more »

  • blog February 2, 2017

    #NoBanNoWall: Bandcamp Makes A Move Against Immigration Restrictions

    On Fri., Feb. 3, the independent music distribution platform Bandcamp will be giving 100 percent of today’s proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union for their legal efforts to support immigrants and refugees currently targeted by an executive order banning … Read more »

  • blog October 5, 2015

    Wondem: Ethio-pop Release From Dexter Story

    Wondem means “brother” in Amharic, and Los Angeles-based musician and producer Dexter Story says he felt a brotherly connection to Ethiopia while in the process of creating his upcoming album, Wondem, to be released on Soundway Records on Oct. 23. … Read more »

  • blog August 14, 2015

    “Au Revoir, Mogadishu”: 45 Funky Minutes of Somalian Gold

    Nicknamed “the white jewel of the Indian Ocean,” the Somalian capital of Mogadishu sits on the Horn of Africa, a longstanding intersection where Arabic, African and Asian-subcontinent cultures meet. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that this 45-minute mix of Somalian … Read more »

  • blog December 10, 2014

    25 Years of Real World Records!

     Real World Records turns 25 this year. That any record label dedicated to global sounds has survived this long is impressive; many others have gone by the wayside or changed course. But Real World has done more than merely survive. … Read more »

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