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  • interview September 22, 2016

    Ian Brennan on the Zomba Prison Project

    Ian Brennan is the intrepid producer behind the 2015 Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project, a groundbreaking recording session in a maximum security prison in Malawi. The original album, I Have No Everything Here, and the 2016 follow up release, I Will … Read more »

  • blog June 3, 2015

    Mystical Shit: An Interview With Nico Saba of Kanaku y El Tigre

    Nico Saba and Bruno Bellatín are Kanaku y El Tigre, a Lima-based indie-folk duo about to put out their first album for international release (on Strut and Tiger’s Milk, available June 15). In comparison to their folksy, Lima-rooted debut, Quema Quema … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2015

    Cristián Heyne, Chilean Electropop Master: A Primer

    In our new show, “Dancefloor Dynamite: Future Grooves Today,” we devote a section to the spectacular Chilean electropop scene. Even though Cristián Heyne only produced one of the three tracks featured, the genre cannot be discussed without mentioning his name. Heyne’s … Read more »

  • review March 23, 2015

    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 12, 2014

    East African Taarab

    The “taarab” music of East Africa’s Swahili coast offers an amazing history lesson. Bantu and coastal Africans, Arabs, Portuguese, Germans, Brits, and Indians all figure in. With guest, anthropologist and author, Kelly Askew, this Hip Deep program explores the taarab … Read more »

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