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  • review June 20, 2016

    Habana Dreams

    When jazz royalty Wynton Marsalis needed Cuban percussion in 2014, he turned to Pedrito Martinez, and on the Pedrito Martinez Group’s latest album, the favor is returned. Habana Dreams, released June 10 on Motema Music, features stirring guest spots from … Read more »

  • interview May 26, 2016

    Interview: Going Places with Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert will have a 10-day residency at The Carlyle from May 31 to June 11. In honor of this, we’re republishing this 2015 interview. Not long ago, I was walking down a street in Brooklyn and noticed a local … Read more »

  • review April 1, 2016

    Azel

    Bombino is unique among the Tuareg rock acts so popular on the global tour circuit these days. He’s a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Niger, a man on his own, not part of a collective like Tinariwen, Terakaft, Tamikrest, Imarhan or Amanar—all of … Read more »

  • blog March 29, 2016

    Rokia Traoré Live at the Highline Ballroom

    I saw singer/guitarist Rokia Traoré and her band deliver a rollicking set at the Highline Ballroom in New York on March 23, performing songs from her new album Ne So (Nonesuch), which reflects on the profound troubles in the north … 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 »

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