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  • interview July 19, 2016

    Baba Zula: Getting More “Zula”

    Straddling two continents, Turkey has always been in a unique position—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Certainly, one of the better things is that its musicians have been influenced by sounds coming from both the East and West. … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2016

    Field Report: Festival International de Jazz Montreal 2016

    This year marked the 37th edition of the Festival International de Jazz Montreal and, as always, for world music fans there was a plethora of treats in addition to all that jazz. With nine free outdoor stages and 11 indoor … Read more »

  • viv May 23, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Afro-Turkish Tales

    Before dashing from my hotel to continue the endless explorations available in the great city of Istanbul, I left time each day for my morning ritual with the older woman who cleaned my room. This short, broad-shouldered lady was a … Read more »

  • blog January 7, 2014

    The Afropop Guide to APAP

    APAP, the annual global performing arts conference and marketplace, now in its 57th year, starts on Wednesday January 8th and lasts until Monday the 13th. If you live in New York, the amount of great live music is often overwhelming … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2013

    El Mahdy Jr. Album Release

    The Spirit of Fucked Up Places. The jarring title of this album is totally fitting: the sonic adventures of El Mahdy Jr. are a spooky journey into an experimental soundscape which constantly hovers at the edges of violence and audio-cultural … Read more »

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