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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 September 21, 2016

    A Conversation with Paa Kow, Afro-Fusion Drum Maestro

    Drummer Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) grew up in a musical family in a small town near the coast of Ghana. His artistic energy and creativity was clear from a very young age, when he joined his family’s traveling concert band … Read more »

  • interview February 12, 2016

    Kenneth Schweitzer Talks to Ned Sublette

    I met Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer in 2010 when I was in residence at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, where he is presently (February 2016) chair of the music department. Ken is a specialist in what to me is the great … Read more »

  • review October 15, 2014

    Tiger Run

    “Welcome into Hollywood world,” sings Sally Nyolo in the song “Welcome,” on her new album, Tiger Run (Riverboat Records/World Music Network). The tone is dark, cynical, caustic: It’s a caution, a warning against Hollywood-ization, against a devouring kind of globalism. … Read more »

  • interview July 27, 2012

    Samba and Pop Music in Rio Today, With Ethnomusicologist Fred Moehn

    Fred Moehn is an ethnomusicologist who studies Brazil and other Lusophone (that is, Portuguese-speaking) musical worlds. His new book, out on Duke University Press, is called ‘Contemporary Carioca,’ and it’s about the presence of samba in the pop music being … Read more »

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