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  • interview January 31, 2017

    Courtnee Roze

    On the heels of her collaboration on Beyonce’s Lemonade screening, many people are talking about Courtnee Roze. Hailing from Harlem, Courtnee is one of the few leading female percussionists and bandleaders in New York. She leads an instrumental fusion/percussion-driven band, … Read more »

  • interview December 21, 2016

    Mickey Hart Talks Planet Drum, 25 Years On

    Twenty-five years ago, Grateful Dead drummer, “Rhythm Devil,” and autonomous ethnomusicologist (unofficial, like myself) Mickey Hart assembled a dream team of global percussionists. They were all artists he had known and worked with, but they had never played together. The … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015

    Change

    The title Change might seem all too earnest, but the new album by N’Faly Kouyate (available for purchase on iTunes from NAMUN Records) is so refreshingly heartfelt that it should win over even the most jaded of listeners. Born to … Read more »

  • blog March 3, 2014

    “Wali Bena” Muyei Power- Sierra Leone in 1970s USA

    Soundway strikes again! They just shared a preview track from their upcoming release, out 4/28/2014, Muyei Power- Sierra Leone in 1970s USA, a collection of recordings made in California in 1975 and 1976  by Muyei Power, one of the biggest bands … Read more »

  • feature August 1, 2003

    Mali On The Mall 2003, Part 3

    This is Part 3 of a series on the exhibit From Timbuktu to Washington, presented on the National Mall from June 25 through July 6, 2003. Part 1 provides an overview of the exhibit and presents music of the Niger River and … Read more »

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