Christian John Wikane
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PopMatters Contributing Editor

Christian John Wikane is a NYC-based journalist and music essayist. He's a Contributing Editor for PopMatters, where he's interviewed artists ranging from Paul McCartney to Janelle Monae. Since 2010, he's penned liner notes for nearly 200 CD re-issues by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, countless Grammy winners, and legends of R&B, rock, pop, dance, and jazz. He's curated and moderated two events at the Apollo Theater for Apollo Education's "Live Wire" series, including "Legendary: A Conversation with Melba Moore & Dionne Warwick" (2016) and "Bold Soul Sisters" (2015), a panel discussion with Nona Hendryx, Ruth Pointer, Kathy Sledge, and Rochelle Fleming. He is the author of the five-part oral history Casablanca Records: Play It Again (PopMatters, 2009). Follow him on Twitter @CJWikaneNYC. 

Features // 80 Articles
Reviews // 142 Articles
Blogs // 51 Articles
//Features

"Still It Keeps Haunting You": Thom Bell Revisits the Dionne Warwick Sessions | 20 Jun 2017 // 10:00 PM

In an exclusive interview with PopMatters, Grammy-winning producer Thom Bell recalls bringing Dionne Warwick to number one and crafting her critically acclaimed "Track of the Cat".

Where the Heart Is An Interview With Multi-Grammy Winner Kim Carnes, Part Two | 24 Apr 2017 // 4:51 AM

This is part two of our career-spanning interview with Kim Carnes.

//Reviews

All the WOO in the World: An All-star Benefit for P-Funk Legend Bernie Worrell | 18 Apr 2016 // 5:30 AM

The Wizard of WOO got his due as Nona Hendryx brought together George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Living Colour, David Byrne, Meryl Streep, and dozens more.

Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration: 23 August 2015 - New York | 17 Sep 2015 // 5:00 AM

From singing on Keith Richards’ new album to leading Broadway and R&B legends on "Lady Marmalade", Sarah Dash had a lot to celebrate during her birthday bash at 54 Below.

//Blogs

David Bronson - "Task" (video) (Premiere) | 24 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

As David Bronson prepares for his appearance at Joe's Pub in New York City, his song "Task" takes flight in a paper world created by Johannes Labusch.

David Bronson - "Song of Life" (video) (Premiere) | 8 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

What is the meaning of life? David Bronson's collaboration with photographer Ben Goldstein on "Song of Life" just might have the answer.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

// Moving Pixels

"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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