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  • blog January 18, 2017

    Passings: Nigerian Legend William Onyeabor

    Nigerian music legend William Onyeabor passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 70. The news was announced by record label Luaka Bop, which has been re-releasing Onyeabor’s music since 2013. Luaka Bop described Onyeabor as a “great Nigerian business … Read more »

  • blog December 7, 2016

    Bilal at the Highline Ballroom

    Bilal at Highline Ballroom   Produced By Jill Newman Productions Photo credit: Antoine Braxton If music is a continent and its genres are territories upon it, defined by lines in the dirt, Bilal is the storm that thunders across them all, unconcerned … Read more »

  • blog November 28, 2016

    Bilal at the Highline Ballroom Nov. 30

    New Yorkers be aware: Bilal is making an appearance at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan this Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Philadelphia-born, New York-based singer is a singular presence in the contemporary soul/r&b/hip-hop scene, employing his kaleidoscopic voice in gorgeous solo … Read more »

  • blog October 31, 2016

    On the Scene in Casablanca

    Currently, cities throughout Morocco are filled with protesters. These are the largest and most widespread protests in Morocco since the February 20 movement, which coincided with the Arab Spring that spread throughout North African and the Middle East in 2011. … Read more »

  • review October 7, 2016

    Kidayú

    A few brisk chops of rhythm guitar, a rock-solid James Brown-style funk beat, and we are back in familiar Vaudou Game territory. The new album Kidayú, out now on Hot Casa Records, opens with “Natural Vaudou,” an impassioned celebration of … Read more »

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