Wednesday, October 13 2010
Fragments of sweet quick rapping here and there. Handsome voice. Startling falsetto.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.
Monday, January 19 2009
Three world-music documentaries deserving of your attention detail the unity of Islam through music, the convergence of South Asian folk with modern technologies, and the plight of Saharan desert dwellers.
Tuesday, December 2 2008
Sound of the World: Beyond the Horizon is the most eccentric collection of foreign-language songs widely available, and the best one to pick up because of it.
Friday, February 23 2007
The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.