8 years ago
In the mid-'70s, Michigan-born composer Robert Ashley discovered a rare commodity in the art world: a niche. Lamenting that his homeland lacked the rich operatic tradition of Europe, he sought to invent a distinctly American art form, mixing dense...
9 years ago
Frank Conakry, a/k/a DJ Soulpusher, recently spent three years living in West Africa for the sole purpose of crate-digging. He scoured 30-year-old private music collections and the homes of old musicians in search of "Afrobeat, jerk, and soul" rec...