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  • blog September 17, 2014

    50 Years of Nonesuch: Five Essential Albums

    Nonesuch Records is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a concert series at Brooklyn Academy of Music that features Caetano Veloso, Toumani Diabaté and Rokia Traoré, among other acclaimed artists. Formed in 1964 by Jac Holzman (the founder of … Read more »

  • review April 10, 2013

    Jama Ko

    Bassekou Kouyate, the pre-eminent master of the humble West African spike lute—called ngoni in Mali—offers a grand summation of musical, personal, and even military history in his third CD with the group Ngoni Ba.  First, there have been some changes … Read more »

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