Articles tagged highlife

Various Artists: Highlife Time Vol. 2

Essential West African music that spanned generations and influenced many. Look for it in your record store’s smallest or most invisible sections.

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23 May 2010 // 9:40 AM

Sweet Talks: The Kusum Beat

Everything on The Kusum Beat is superb: sparking, tight, playful, fresh.

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Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.

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Various Artists: Living is Hard

Living is Hard is a compilation that deserved to be made, not only because the music is beautiful and worth hearing, but because it offers us a glance into the idea of continuity, of the flow of time.

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7 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Various: Black Stars

Black Stars is an adeptly compiled hiplife snapshot, giving us a sampling of recent arrivals like Tic Tac, as well as godfather figures such as Reggie Rockstone.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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