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 // 76 Articles
Reviews // 142 Articles
Blogs // 51 Articles
//Features

The Spirit In Her Soul Is Free: An Interview With Linda Clifford | 16 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM

From Curtis Mayfield to Neil Simon, the legendary Linda Clifford recalls how she capped the '70s with two full servings of spunk and sophistication.

A Sage Among Singers: An Interview With Janice Pendarvis | 21 Dec 2016 // 8:00 PM

From performing with Sting, Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson to appearing in 20 Feet from Stardom, Janice Pendarvis finds wisdom beyond her comfort zone.

//Reviews

All the WOO in the World: An All-star Benefit for P-Funk Legend Bernie Worrell | 18 Apr 2016 // 4:30 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 // 4:00 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 // 2:00 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 // 2:00 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

On Truth and Dark Turns in 'Tickled'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The tickling wormhole seems to be getting deeper...

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