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Imani Uzuri Joe's Pub Friday, June 1 Better Than: Being sad that Alice Coltrane and Cesaria Evora are dead and that Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill don't make albums together. The Gypsy Diaries is North Carolina homegirl Imani Uzuri's second self-produced release, and it proves that major-label suppor ... More >>
Oumou Sangare Celebrate Brooklyn! At Prospect Park Bandshell Friday, July 29 Better than: A night in the tropics. The threat of rain was palpable to just about everyone who turned up in Prospect Park to hear Malian star Oumou Sangare on Friday. "Despite what the forecasters say, it's just a ... More >>
It's our country's birthday this weekend. Thursday, the Celebrate Brooklyn festival hosts Puetro Rican pop star Obie Bermudez at the Bandshell; he paid his dues working a Bronx laundromat job for three years. Luke Temple earned his weight by pulling hours at a candy store; Friday, he fronts Here We ... More >>
Music so unlikely it could be written and performed rather than researched and found
Arguments against education, reclaimed punk rants, electropop with staying power
Just because you can spell 'forbearance' correctly doesn't mean you'll get a gold star
Global Music in the U.S. Faces the 21st Century