Wednesday, October 2 2013
The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.
Sunday, July 21 2013
Gypsy folk punk may be too idiosyncratic to ever be mainstream. That said, if there ever was a Gogol Bordello album that deserves to launch them onto American radio waves, it’s Pura Vida Conspiracy.
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Albuquerque Europhiles A Hawk and a Hacksaw have recorded an imagined soundtrack to Sergei Parajanov's classic film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, with intoxicating and challenging results.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.
Monday, April 22 2013
On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
Seven albums and 15 years into his career as Mice Parade, Adam Pierce refuses to be pigeonholed, hemmed in or even defined by critical expectations.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
About halfway into his three-decade run as a drummer in the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart became one of the most significant figures in the music industry, despite the fact that this side of his story is still mostly unknown.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Hip Brooklyn label sells nostalgia and world grooves, one 45 at a time.
Sunday, September 18 2011
Pushing world music into the post-modern age.
Monday, June 13 2011
The familiar fado themes of love, loss, uncertainty, grief, pain, and disquiet are all hymned, while the city of Lisbon acts as a metaphor for other cities of the heart.