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  • review July 6, 2017

    Ukhaliro: Malawi Cultural Music

    There are many ways to update traditions, some more obvious than others. When African artists retrofit ancestral lute or xylophone melodies on keyboards and guitars, or repurpose idiosyncratic old rhythms on drum kit, we know what’s going on. Modern musicians … Read more »

  • interview November 1, 2011

    Mickey Hart: Madman Field Recordist

    Grateful Dead drummer percussionist Mickey Hart has pursued a long career as an avid recorder of world music—and more.  Starting in the late ‘60s, he began making state-of-the-art recordings of everything from classical Indian music to Koranic recitation to West … Read more »

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