Derek Beres

Derek Beres is the author of five books, including Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music; Sound Against Flame: The Process of Yoga and Atheism in America; and the novel, Mysterious Distance. His photojournalism has appeared in dozens of magazines, predominantly focused on the international music and yogic arts scenes. He is one half of EarthRise SoundSystem, who has two albums being relased this year: The Yoga Sessions, which features Karsh Kale, Morley, Vishal Vaid, Carol C and many others; and Remixes, which is a collection of their versions of Femi Kuti, Novalima, Deva Premal, Bombay Dub Orchestra, and more. For more visit, please visit

Top 10 Global Albums of 2009

Bela and Boban in Budapest

Bluegrass Grows in Brooklyn

Brazilian Funk and Cuban Soul Heat Up the Northern Climes

Tuva Meets Technology

Bob Holroyd Re:Turns

For Summer Dancing in the Streets

Novalima: Peru’s Hidden Treasure

A Transcendental Evening at Alice Tully Hall

The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade by Magdalena Zaborowska

Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys