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Full Circle: Béla Fleck, Paul Simon & America's Return to the World Community
19 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM
Béla Fleck didn't ask to be the Avatar of the New American Culture (avatars never do). He happened to be in the right place at the right time with a banjo and a digital recorder. The remaining dots are ours to connect, and we've begun to connect them.
Top 10 Global Albums of 2009
17 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart/Tales From the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions
29 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM
Like a prodigal son, the banjo returns to Africa. Celebration -- in the form of kickass music -- ensues.
Béla Fleck: Crossing the Tracks
20 Mar 2006 // 5:00 PM
Even when Béla Fleck was a mere tyke in the music industry, he was already starting to take his banjo on journeys off the bluegrass trail. Here's where his story begins.
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabaté: 3 August 2009 - Central Park SummerStage, New York
11 Aug 2009 // 6:15 AM
Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner