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2009 Stories by Richard Gehr

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  • Simon Shaheen

    published February 25, 2009

    I'll grab any opportunity to enjoy the music of the great Arabic composers and singers Mohammad Abdel Wahhab, Farid Al-Atrash, and Wadi' Al-Safi... More >>

  • Fast 'n' Bulbous

    published February 25, 2009

    The horntastic seven-piece group arranged by saxophonist Phillip Johnston and featuring guitarist Gary Lucas transforms Captain Beefheart's terse,... More >>

  • Juana Molina+Lukas Ligeti

    published February 18, 2009

    Enigmatic Argentine singer Juana Molina is touring with a band for the first time, all the better to spelunk the velveteen nooks and fungal... More >>

  • BeauSoleil

    published February 18, 2009

    Fiddler Michael Doucet and company have been touting the traditions and testing the limits of Cajun music for more than three decades. Turns out... More >>

  • Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

    published February 11, 2009

    Bluesier and less new-thing funky than younger zydeco upstarts, who prefer the smaller diatonic accordion to his full piano model, Nathan Williams... More >>

  • C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

    published February 4, 2009

    Clayton Joseph Chenier inherited his father's accordion and the Red Hot Louisiana Band when zydeco king Clifton Chenier passed away in 1987. Since... More >>

  • URBAN HAYSEED

    published January 21, 2009

    In a New Yorker cartoon by Larry Hat, labeled "B.Q.E. Farmers' Market," a hayseed in overalls stands on the sidewalk, holding up fresh... More >>

  • Sonny Landreth

    published January 14, 2009

    Louisiana bluesman Landreth dominates contemporary slide guitar with his virtuosic style of "wild" hammers, ghostly voicings, and Creole-inspired... More >>

  • Roswell Rudd+the Lafayette Harris Duo

    published January 7, 2009

    The museum's Harlem in the Himalayas series continues with this promising pairing of Roswell Rudd, a ceaselessly experimental trombonist, and... More >>

  • The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

    published January 7, 2009

    Hosted annually by the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, this utterly delightful, weekend-long Balkan throwdown kicks off tonight with a bill that... More >>

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