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  • 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 »

  • April 21, 2017

    Samba

    No one else sounds like Vieux Farka Touré, and Vieux never sounds like anyone else. His latest album, Samba, was recorded live in Woodstock, NY, to capture the energy the Malian guitar virtuoso exudes on stage. The results are a … Read more »

  • April 20, 2017

    The Nile Project: Live in Boston

    The third U.S. tour by the shape-shifting, musical/environmental/activist phenomenon known as the Nile Project thrilled a packed house at the Somerville Theater in Boston on April 15. The concert, presented by World Music/CRASH Arts, came near the end of the … Read more »

  • April 14, 2017

    Bennu

    Good music has the power to transport. Especially on the dance floor, the right soundtrack can make you close your eyes, leave everything behind and travel to new places. The new album Bennu from Wonderwheel delivers this type of experience. … Read more »

  • April 5, 2017

    Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

    This is the third album since Orchestra Baobab, the legendary Senegalese dance band—pioneers of the re-Africanization of Afro-Latin music in the 1970s—regrouped in 2002. But it’s been 10 years since their last album, so you could call this a third … Read more »

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