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Finding the Afro- in Brazil

Last week I wrote a post about my excitement around the African musical permutations I was hearing this year in Trinidad’s Carnival. Since this week I was in Brazil for…..

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Review: "Next Stop … Soweto"

Recently I reviewed the new 3-part Strutt Records compilation, “Next Stop … Soweto,” for The National. The album series are re-releases of rare 45s and other recordings from 1960s and 1970s South…..

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MUSIC / LUCAS LIGETI AND BURKINA ELECTRIC

I like the sound of Brooklyn band, Burkina Electric. Here they perform with composer Lukas Ligeti on “Soundcheck,” a music program on WNYC, the New York City public radio station.

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MUSICAL BREAK / MILES DAVIS, "AMANDLA" (1989)

Personnel: Miles Davis (Trumpet) Benjamin Rietveld (Bass) Joseph “Foley” McCreary (Lead Bass) Ricky Wellman (Drums) John Bigham (Electric Percussion) Kenny Garrett (Sax & Flute) and Kei Akagi (Keyboards).