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  • interview September 12, 2017

    Mind the Band: Tony Allen

    “Mind the Band” is a new series consisting of interviews conducted and transcribed by Nenim Iwebuke. Nenim is a Nigerian-born, New York-based DJ who brought this series to life through his many encounters with underground and mainstream musicians performing at … Read more »

  • blog August 28, 2017

    Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Back in NYC in September

    You might not think of 82-year-old trumpet maestro, pop music mogul and philanthropist Herb Alpert as a pioneer of world music, but there’s no doubt he is. With Jewish roots in Ukraine and Romania, Alpert burst on the scene in … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2017

    Fela Kuti Tribute: Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers, Underground System

    Central Park SummerStage was the scene of an ecstatic summer blowout on Sun., July 16, when New York turned out in force for a tribute to Fela Kuti. New York’s own Underground System kicked off with a hard-hitting, female-fronted take … Read more »

  • blog July 17, 2017

    Spirits

    Nigerian–born, London–raised, Brooklyn–based saxophonist, composer and producer Zem Audu is no novice to the music industry. While working closely with notable names like Hugh Masekela, Jason Moran and Lauryn Hill over the years, the Skatalites band member has ingested a … Read more »

  • blog July 12, 2017

    Accordions Around the World

    Accordions Around the World is four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players of different musical genres to perform in midtown New York’s Bryant Park in the spirit of celebrating the accordion’s important musical presence around … Read more »

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