Newport Folk Festival’s lineup remains an impressive showcase for promising new acts, diverse genres, and established acts. “Be present. Be kind. Be open. Be together.”
Hanif Abdurraqib curated an exciting genre-defying series of concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that kicked off with Mdou Moctar and Bartees Strange.
Nigerien desert blues guitarist Mdou Moctar's new album Ilana: The Creator is wholly based on his considerable skill as a rock guitarist and songwriter rather than on trying to get in on current trends.