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Music DVD Review: Bob Marley – ‘Uprising Live!’

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Uprising Live! is the long overdue live document from one of music's greatest legends that his fans have so long waited for. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

Hits (Kelis, Suzanne Vega, etc.)

2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Music Review: Diego El Cigala – ‘Romance de la Luna Tucumana’

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'Romance de la Luna Tucumana' is an album that will please Latin music lovers, as well as those with eclectic tastes. Read More »

Concert Review: Bassekou Kouyate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC, 10/30/14)

Bassekou Kouyate playing the ngoni

Kouyate is so heavily identified with the West African lute called the ngoni that the instrument's Wikipedia page features a photo of him. Read More »

Music Review: Sergio Mendes – ‘Magic’

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The music is recognizably Sergio Mendes, but it is Mendes with an eye to what music needs to be in 2014. Read More »

Music Reviews: Maria Bethania – ‘The Essential Maria Bethania: Love Letter,’ ‘Oasis,’ & ‘My Backyard’

Maria Bethania

Maria Bethania is a Brazilian songstress who deserves greater attention in the United States. Read More »

Music Review: Ute Lemper – ‘Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda’

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Lemper and her band honor Neruda's timeless words as fully as I could have imagined, setting them to music made of the same beauty and passion the poet so often celebrated. Read More »

Interview: Somi on Her Major Label Debut, ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

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Somi's "New African Jazz" style comes out of her lengthy stays in Lagos, Nigeria. Read More »

Music Review: Somi – ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

somi lagos music salon

'The Lagos Music Salon' offers not only some beautiful music, but some important ideas as well. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases and Tours from Caleb Johnson, Kris Allen, Ne-Yo, Sinéad O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, Somi and More

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From American Idol winners to Stanley Clarke to Stevie Nicks and Ne-Yo, there's major news from top artists, music icons, and hot up-and-comers this week. Read More »