Derek Beres
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Derek Beres is the author of five books, including Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, an insightful gaze into the new world mythology being created by global electronica, and the novel, Mysterious Distance. His photojournalism has appeared in dozens of magazines, focused on the international music scene. He is also a NY-based yoga instructor, as well as DJ and producer in EarthRise SoundSystem.

Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 37 Articles
Reviews // 11 Articles
//Features

The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future | 18 Mar 2009 // 5:00 PM

If men were a product, the marketplace is saying it’s outlived its shelf life. Author Guy Garcia considers how to reshape men to fit the modern world in The Decline of Men.

Pathways to Creation: Exploring Sacred Music in Fes, Morocco | 20 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM

PopMatters goes to Morocco for the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music to honor and share the world’s great spiritual music traditions. At this 14th annual festival, Derek Beres would hear the indigenous sounds of Vietnam, Tunisia, Norway, Pakistan, Belgium, America, and much more.

//Columns

Top 10 Global Albums of 2009 | 17 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.

Bela and Boban in Budapest | 30 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM

The first phrase to learn in Budapest has to be "Maga sokkal jobban tud angolul, mint én magyarul", or “Your English is far better than my Hungarian.”

//Reviews

James Baldwin's Turkish Decade by Magdalena Zaborowska | 17 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM

Zaborowska's dedication and passion for the subject of James Baldwin shines through; if only the dry touch of academia were far lighter.

The World Is What It Is by Patrick French | 4 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM

It may be difficult not to judge the man behind the Nobel-prize winning words, but this exploration of the author's life, career, and political stances will enthrall and outrage the reader.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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