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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Songs for Mandela: Weekend Music Break 64

This post combines Steffan’s wonderful playlist of South African tunes of and for Nelson Mandela and the international playlist we published when we first heard news of the great man’s death. When we sent around the AIAC “office” inviting our contributors to suggest songs for Nelson Mandela (both music about him and tracks that could

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Songs for Mandela [International Edition]

When we sent around the AIAC “office” inviting our contributors to suggest songs for Nelson Mandela (both music about him and tracks that could stand as tributes to the man), the suggestions came flooding in. This is...

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Music Break

Asked by Artforum Magazine about “The Best Music of 2010″ the Afrobeat bandleader Femi Kuti listed the reissue of Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” as his second favorite: “My father had a copy of Bitches Brew but it...

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

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).