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  • April 23, 2014

    Pasichigare: Mystic Music of Zimbabwe

    Chartwell Dutiro is a Zimbabwean mbira artist and singer/songwriter now living in Devon, U.K. He may be best known for his membership in Thomas Mapfumo’s pioneering band, the Blacks Unlimited, in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. But since he … Read more »

  • April 20, 2014

    Magnetica

    Producer, DJ, musician and crate-digging madman, Will “Quantic” Holland has devoted much of his attention to the music of Colombia– his adopted home of the past seven years– with projects like Combo Bárbaro and Ondatrópica. His new record, Magnetica (out … Read more »

  • April 17, 2014

    Now

    Bibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is … Read more »

  • April 14, 2014

    Food For Thought

    The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is not generally known for producing great Afrobeat or roots reggae bands. However, there are several little-known, high-quality examples, and they hang tight together: Reggae band Mosaic Foundation, and their Afrobeat/Afro-reggae side project … Read more »

  • April 8, 2014

    Ya Nass

    Yasmine Hamdan’s music has never been tied down by time or place. Soapkills, the band she led with her then-husband, built from the blueprint of American and British alternative music of the ’90s to create a unique style that was well … Read more »

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