Wednesday, January 1 2014
This year's best world music offers up evidence of the artist's confidence in the audience. Do they trust you to be interested in two discs of avant-garde Korean zither or vast archives of live Syrian party music? They do and they should.
Wednesday, August 31 2011
The story of the pizzica revival is one of how a music associated with a healing ritual of poor, oppressed peasants was transformed into a proud assertion of cultural heritage and identity.
Sunday, March 10 2013
Ancestral and modern, the sound of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is potent medicine