Ross Simonini

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  • 7 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...

  • 7 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...


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