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Wednesday, December 17 2014

The Best World Music of 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.


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Tuesday, November 4 2014

Tony Allen: Film of Life

As Tony Allen and Afrobeat continue to influence the music world at large, the master drummer lets the music world at large continue to influence him.


Wednesday, November 13 2013

The Elder Statesman of Afrobeat Opens Up

In Tony Allen's new autobiography, we get a glimpse into the life and times of the man behind the kit, as well as fascinating insights into the tumultuous rise of Fela Kuti & the Afrika 70 to stardom.


Thursday, March 28 2013

Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President 2

Knitting Factory's second Fela Kuti retrospective is no less vital, gripping, or essential than the first.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

Rarely has a music of resistance been so musically irresistible. Secret Agent is a brilliant album.


Wednesday, August 5 2009

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

If drums were pens he'd be writing political mystery thrillers.


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