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Afrocubism play Celebrate Brooklyn!
A Mali-Cuba connection, 14 years in the making, is finally forged
Where Buena Vista Social Club began
Björk spins at a dance party benefit for Haiti
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
Sahoko Yui In the week Rush Limbaugh called us "some magazine," we invited our friend Status Ain't Hood back for a day. Oh, and right: Congrats Tom! Interviews: Wavves' Nathan Williams on drugs and the beach, Albert Maysles on HBO's new Grey Gardens, Ian Svenonius on Kanye West and his new band, C ... More >>
One of my favorite listening moments of last year came at the tail end of kora player Toumani Diabate's stunning solo display, The Mande Variations. After an elaborate showcase that wound through a classical piece commemorating Alexander the Great and a ruminative homage to the recently departed Mal ... More >>
An adventurous percussionist fights stagnation and wins handily
Joe Boyd is a raconteur of sonic mystery
Toumani Diabaté's kora fusion bridges the gap
A leading voice of Britpop resurgence flaunts the fruits of his adventurous Honest Jon's label
Roswell Rudd's triumphant return to braying trombone excellence
An ecstatic, tear-bursting evening in Björk's pagan gospel church
From Ornette Coleman to Esperanza Spalding, it's the music you need to hear
Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exilemeet Cops
"A mechanic, technician, chauffeur, and farmerall that is before music."
Kvelling over damn near a dozen meanings of life, their average length close to an hour
Africa Fete Welcomes a Zimbabwean Star