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The Best World Music of 2010
15 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM
As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.
Ólöf Arnalds: Sudden Elevation
22 Apr 2013 // 5:03 PM
On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.
Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP
9 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM
The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
CMJ 2013 Night 1: New Zealand + Iceland Airwaves Showcases
16 Oct 2013 // 8:10 AM
For the first day of CMJ, I wandered between New Zealand and Iceland, or at least pretended to by visiting showcases from those countries, and have the photos and videos to prove it.
Ólöf Arnalds: 18 October 2010 - Chicago
21 Oct 2010 // 3:30 AM
Ólöf Arnalds recalls an Icelandic Joni Mitchell with a swooning wholesome voice that is rich with a sense of personality and strength as a female singer/songwriter.