Popular musicians from Africa (see: K'Naan, Baaba Maal) often compare themselves to griots, the hereditary retainers of histories, art, and song. Instead renown Kora player Foday Musa Suso, who was actually born into the caste, makes overtures with American folk music at the City Winery tonight. T ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.