AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

New Exhibition at LACMA Devoted to The Beautiful Game’s Global Significance

Today the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Fútbol: The Beautiful Game opens to the public. An exhibition curated by Franklin Sirmans, it is devoted to football’s global position as a “common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures,” and features contemporary and classic contributions of some 32 artists ruminating on the sport’s political,

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold’s “Surprise Hotel.” The group started as a side project of two young LA musicians, vocalist/bassist Luke Top and lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov, who set out to explore their shared love of various forms of African...

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

BAABA MAAL LIVE

I was watching and listening to this performance–recorded live last month on Los Angeles station, KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” (musicians come to perform live on air for about one hour)–early today.  Maal is a genius. Listen here.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK: ‘DAEDELUS

Underground LA classic by Pigeon John and Busdriver.