Wednesday, April 1 2009
From the fanaticism that surrounded Seun Kuti’s Saturday night performance to the seated crowd that succumbed to Dona Rosa’s smile, WOMADelaide was a mix of sights, styles, and instruments.
Thursday, December 11 2008
Albums from India, Central America, Australia, Quebec, and Ethiopia are but a globetrotting fraction of the year's best music from around the world.
Wednesday, July 9 2008
Deanne Sole journeys Melbourne's charity outlets, exploring the fundamentals of the down under St. Vincent de Paul outlet: Bargains, surprises, drunks.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
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.
Tuesday, December 12 2006
From Thailand to Tanzania, from France to Cuba and Romania: Deanne Sole's wrap-up of the year's best world music trips the globe fantastic.
Monday, May 13 2013
They could have done something interesting with this idea, something exaggerated and unlovely.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Nick Brooke wants you to know he is working with fragments and the fragments come mainly from radio tunes broadcast in the southern-border towns of the United States.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
He has the Bollywood knack of winning you over to a song by going that extra step to the edge of too-much.
Monday, May 6 2013
There's a kind of endemic patience in the fabric of these performances, a mood that doesn't depend on the speed of the song.
Friday, April 26 2013
Strings, strings -- violins, violins, streaming aside like milky curtains.
Thursday, December 13 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.
Friday, December 18 2009
Various Artists: Legends of Benin - Analog Africa [$25.98]