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  • review May 18, 2017

    Mogoya

    It has been eight years since we’ve heard an album of new music from Mali’s reigning queen of Wassoulou music, Oumou Sangaré. In fact, including her smashing debut Moussoulou (Women) in 1989, Sangaré has made just five studio albums. So … Read more »

  • review May 11, 2017

    Osas–It’s Time

    Alhousseini Anivolla first came to us with the Niger-based Tuareg guitar band Etran Finatawa. This, his second solo album, was recorded in North Wales with producer/bass player Colin Bass, a veteran of many fine global music projects over the years. … Read more »

  • feature May 4, 2017

    Mark LeVine On the Niger Delta and More

    Mark LeVine is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine, and Lund University in Sweden. He’s a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa and the author of the farsighted 2008 book, Heavy Metal Islam, which previewed … Read more »

  • review April 28, 2017

    Sadza With the Head of A Mouse

    Sadza is Zimbabwe’s staple dish, white cornmeal cooked like polenta that absorbs and complements the flavors of the savory soup, stew or sauce that it’s typically served with. Likewise, on Timbila’s new album, Sadza With the Head of A Mouse, each … Read more »

  • program April 27, 2017

    Jamaica: Big A Yard, Big Abroad

    Since the 1960s in Jamaica, iconic figures such as Bob Marley have gathered in backyards to write reggae anthems that conquered world charts. The yard remains a cornerstone in Jamaican culture. Musicians withdraw from the violence of the city to … Read more »

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