Wednesday, December 17 2014
The best world music albums of 2014 often possessed some element of exaggeration or extremeness that seemed too unlikely to be fully true, and made you listen to them again and again.
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