Articles tagged youssou n'dour

13 Oct 2010 // 9:58 PM

Carlou D: Muzikr

Fragments of sweet quick rapping here and there. Handsome voice. Startling falsetto.

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Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys

The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.

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19 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Visions of the World

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.

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Various Artists: Sound of the World

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.

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23 Feb 2007 // 4:00 AM

Amazing Grace (2006)

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.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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