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  • review November 2, 2016

    Look South (EP)

    Based in Algeria, the El Foukr R’Assembly  is a rarity among North African bands in that they really take their “Africanness” seriously. Where many in this part of the continent identify more with their Arabian than their sub-Saharan neighbors, this … Read more »

  • blog April 5, 2016

    Emel Mathlouthi: A Worldly Cause

    Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called the “Voice of the Arab Spring,” her voice providing inspiration and strength to the revolutionary movement that ousted the ruling regime of her native Tunisia in 2011, serving as a catalyst for the revolutions … Read more »

  • blog March 18, 2016

    Emel Mathlouthi: The Voice of the Arab Spring

    Emel Mathlouthi has some kind of magic. Not in the mainstream, misguided way women with magic are often conceived–old, wizened and maleficent–but in the way of being a woman wielding an intense and otherworldly power to heal, to move people … Read more »

  • program October 22, 2015

    Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa

    North African music receives very little coverage in the United States. There are no high-profile mixes of recent Tunisian underground dance music from hip DJs, and no young Algerian musicians with major distribution deals in the U.S. So we decided … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

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