Adriane Pontecorvo

Adriane Pontecorvo is a native San Franciscan with a penchant for global beats. She is a music programmer for community radio station WFHB and studies ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

Reviews // 67 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles

Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion | 19 Sep 2017 // 9:30 PM

A euphoric swirl of nostalgic synths and warm Afropop, La Confusion is a breath of fresh air from the ever-masterful duo of Amadou & Mariam.

Various Artists: Sweet As Broken Dates - Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa | 13 Sep 2017 // 9:15 PM

Sweet As Broken Dates showcases a golden age of pre-civil war Somali pop music -- and it's a new kind of groovy.


Meklit - 'When the People Move, the Music Moves Too' (album stream) (premiere) | 19 Jun 2017 // 3:28 AM

Ethio-jazz and star stuff make beautiful music together on Meklit's most innovative album to date.

Banda Magda - "Coração" (video) (premiere) | 15 Jun 2017 // 4:39 AM

The global pop stylings of Banda Magda lend themselves to a colorful display on summer single "Coração".

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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