Reviews // 5 Articles
The Best World Music of 2010
15 Dec 2010 // 4:00 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.
Kids Don't Go and Buy Anything Out of This Section: World Music 2007
17 Dec 2007 // 4:00 PM
As a category world music is both useful and frustrating. It puts CDs on the shelves and prevents people picking them up. It is the other-than category: other-than rock, other-than indie, other-than everything. It is the whole world and nothing definite.
Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami
30 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
If you’re not dancing or clapping while listening to Omar Souleyman, you’re doing something wrong.
Omar Souleyman: Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts
9 Oct 2011 // 4:58 PM
The kind of music a pachinko parlour would make, if it were Syrian.