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  • blog May 21, 2015

    Zombie Worldwide: Freemuse Releases Fela Cover by Young Arab Musicians

    The Danish human rights organization Freemuse has been on the cutting edge of cultural developments around the world for decades now. With its laser focus on strategies and tactics governments use to silence or suppress artists, especially musicians, Freemuse has … Read more »

  • review May 7, 2015

    Angélique Kidjo Sings

    The merger of African and Western classical music has a history. The Kronos Quartet dove in bravely collaborating with African composers on the 1992 release Pieces of Africa. The results were fascinating, though mixed, the combination of bowed strings and … Read more »

  • blog May 7, 2015

    The Nile Project: Curtain Call at Princeton

    The Nile Project’s 2015 U.S. tour ended at Princeton University on May 2. This was the last concert of a four-month tour that began in New York City’s globalFEST in January. I saw both shows, and there was no mistaking … Read more »

  • hip-deep May 7, 2015

    Thomas Mapfumo 1: The War Years

    This Hip Deep edition explores the legendary early career of Thomas Mapfumo, a singer, composer and bandleader whose 1970s music set the stage for the birth of a new nation, Zimbabwe. Using rare, unreleased recordings, and recollections by Mapfumo, key … Read more »

  • interview March 30, 2015

    “This Whole Journey”–Razia on Her New Album, “Akory”

    Razia is a singer/songwriter/bandleader from Madagascar who has made her home in New York City. Her second album, Akory, is an adventurous exploration of musical styles and social issues in Madagascar. It was created in Antananarivo, New York, and Paris. … Read more »

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