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  • program April 28, 2016

    Crabs With Brains: The Mangue Revolution and New Sounds of Recife

    In the early 1990s, mangueboys and manguegirls stimulated fertility in the veins of Recife, Brazil. They were interested in hip-hop, the collapse of modernity, chaos and marine predator attacks (mainly sharks). Armed with boundless creativity, they turned one of the … Read more »

  • review August 19, 2015


    Owiny Sigoma already had a great story, but their new album adds a whole new layer. Born out of a British-Kenyan cross-cultural exchange in 2009, the group released the outstanding album Power Punch in 2013, an Afro-futurist mixture of traditional Luo instrumentation … Read more »

  • blog May 27, 2015

    Owiny Sigoma Band Unleashes “Changaa Attack”

    It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from the Owiny Sigoma band. Beside a brief (and absolutely killer) boiler-room performance, the band has been silent since 2013’s Power Punch. If you don’t remember that album (or never heard it in … Read more »

  • interview May 4, 2015

    Chicano Batman: Organs, Roots and Existential Rhythm

    First off: Chicano Batman easily has one of the best band names in music history. But more importantly, they are a powerful Latino rock band, one that combines psychedelic vision quest and soulful passion with easy, charismatic groove. Coming out … Read more »

  • interview August 18, 2014

    Berber Metal and Acid Tamazgha: Black Spring’s Christophe Hancox

    In preparation for our new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we spoke with Christophe Hancox, a passionate and knowledgeable follower of Berber metal and other North African genres. Hancox runs the consistently fascinating Black Spring blog from his home in … Read more »

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