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Wednesday, October 13 2010

Carlou D: Muzikr

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


Wednesday, February 11 2009

Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys

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


Monday, January 19 2009

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.


Tuesday, December 2 2008

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.


Friday, February 23 2007

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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