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 derekberes.com.
A killer samba beat and an irresistible Cuban Sway: Brazil's futuristic Otto and Cuban expat Alex Cuba deliver soulful sounds.
21 Sep 2009
If men were a product, the marketplace is saying it’s outlived its shelf life. Author Guy Garcia considers how to reshape men to fit the modern world in The Decline of Men.
18 Mar 2009
Zaborowska's dedication and passion for the subject of James Baldwin shines through; if only the dry touch of academia were far lighter.
17 Feb 2009
This year's globalFEST was punctuated by performances from Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, La Troba Kung-Fu, Kailash Kher, Watcha Clan, and others -- a brave journey through the world of sounds, guided by open minds and big hearts.
03 Feb 2009
Today's global music is an extension of the culture that has been emerging over the last century, when airplanes and vinyl recordings made social exchanges possible to an extent previously undreamed.
09 Nov 2008
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