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. For the past three years, he's penned liner notes for more than 100 CD re-issues by legends of R&B, rock, pop, dance, and jazz. Since 2008, he's produced and hosted Three of Hearts: A Benefit for The Family Center at Joe's Pub. He is the author of the five-part oral history Casablanca Records: Play It Again (PopMatters, 2009). Follow him on Twitter @CJWikaneNYC. 

Features // 68 Articles
Reviews // 140 Articles
Blogs // 51 Articles
//Features

Coming Back to 'Coming Home': An Interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell | 1 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM

PopMatters' exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell celebrates the legacy of a pop music masterpiece, I'm Coming Home (1973).

"Music Is More Than Just Notes": An Interview with Mino Cinélu | 17 Feb 2015 // 9:20 PM

How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.

//Reviews

Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show | 5 May 2015 // 6:00 AM

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.

Diana Ross: 3 February 2015 - Brooklyn, New York | 5 Feb 2015 // 4:47 AM

Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.

//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

Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

// Sound Affects

"Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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