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  • blog April 10, 2017

    Transatlantic Magic: Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality At C’mon Everybody

    Multi-instrumentalist and producer, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar is widely known to be the bass player of the popular Afrobeat band, Antibalas, of which, he has been a member for over nine years. He started his professional career with a curious ear … Read more »

  • review April 4, 2017

    Heartstring Theory

    When you imagine a musician capable of playing the 21-stringed West African kora well enough to record an entire album of solo pieces, you might have an idea of what to expect. Whether we’re talking the great Diabatés, Kouyatés and … Read more »

  • review March 7, 2017

    Melanie

    As the great Congolese composer/singer/bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau approached his final days in 2012, he summoned the musical director of his band, L’Orchestre Afrisa International, from America to his bedside and made a last request. Modero Mekanisi had played saxophone … Read more »

  • interview December 21, 2016

    Mickey Hart Talks Planet Drum, 25 Years On

    Twenty-five years ago, Grateful Dead drummer, “Rhythm Devil,” and autonomous ethnomusicologist (unofficial, like myself) Mickey Hart assembled a dream team of global percussionists. They were all artists he had known and worked with, but they had never played together. The … Read more »

  • interview October 21, 2016

    Rab Bakari Decodes Afrobeats, Naija Pop and More

    Rab Bakari is one of a kind: producer, entrepreneur, DJ and artist agent. We first met during the research for Afropop’s 2013 Hip Deep in Ghana series. Rab had played a central role in the creation of the genre known … Read more »

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