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  • blog March 14, 2017

    New Sounds and Next Steps for SXSW: ContraBanned Showcase

    South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival and conference in Austin, TX for the film, interactive media and music industries, celebrates its 30th year March 13-19, 2017. Always a benchmark event for national and international music scenes, SXSW this year … Read more »

  • blog February 2, 2017

    #NoBanNoWall: Bandcamp Makes A Move Against Immigration Restrictions

    On Fri., Feb. 3, the independent music distribution platform Bandcamp will be giving 100 percent of today’s proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union for their legal efforts to support immigrants and refugees currently targeted by an executive order banning … Read more »

  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • interview August 18, 2014

    Berber Metal and Acid Tamazgha: Black Spring’s Christophe Hancox

    In preparation for our new program, “Borderless Sounds: The New North Africa,” we spoke with Christophe Hancox, a passionate and knowledgeable follower of Berber metal and other North African genres. Hancox runs the consistently fascinating Black Spring blog from his home in … Read more »

  • blog August 19, 2013

    Bombino Speaks! Afropop Interview with Omara “Bombino” Moctar

    Omara Moctar, known as Bombino, has been making serious waves since the release of his latest album Nomad. The Tuareg guitarist produced the record with Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach and released it in the US on Nonesuch Records, following it … Read more »

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