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ACA World Sound Festival in Acapulco

Hey, it’s getting cold up here in Ohio – too bad we’re starting to move that week or I would bop on down to this great show in a sunny land that knows not snow. ACA WORLD SOUND FESTIVAL announces finalized talent lineup for 2002, November 1-2 in Acapulco, Mexico. The ACA WORLD SOUND FESTIVAL 2002 (November 1-3, Acapulco, Mexico) ... Read More »

Carlos Santana’s Big Week

Edna Gunderson interviews Carlos Santana in USA Today in front of his new album release next week: Collaborating, Santana says, requires more courage than solo work, because defenses tend to obscure talent. ”The only obstacles to the goodies are male egos and women’s insecurities,” he says. ”You dismantle the ego by saying, ‘I want to deal with your heart, not ... Read More »

Layin’ it Down: Songs from the Analog Playground by the Charlie Hunter Quartet

evokes jazz-funk and soul-jazz fusion…an 8-string guitar virtuoso…the versatility of this outfit is part of its appeal…myriad percussion instruments and rhythms…Mos Def appears on the song Creole—as a soulful crooner…Norah Jones renders Roxy Music's More than This as a beautiful, soft samba and closes the record with Nick Drake's Day is Done Read More »

Tino Time

Who is Tino? Tino is one funky-ass action figure of a Cuban drummer. According to the Tino Corp site, Tino Corp. is a record label dedicated to curating unique beats and sounds that are not available from any other source. It is also the main outlet for Tino’s own work. As CEO and principal artist, Tino has launched the label ... Read More »


The NY Times reviews Brazilian singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso’s new biography: Imagine a singer-songwriter having emerged in the 60’s who combined the poetical and political allusiveness of Bob Dylan, the melodic seductiveness of Burt Bacharach, the good looks of a French New Wave actor, the hip thinkiness of Susan Sontag in her Partisan Review days, the sheer pop weirdness of Captain ... Read More »

Alejandro Sanz Scores at Latin Grammys

Carlos Vives was the big story before the Latin Grammys, but Alejandro Sanz was the one everyone was talking about afterward. Sanz swept the major categories at Wednesday night’s ceremony, taking album, song, and record of the year honors. The Spanish singer, who was nominated for four awards, won album of the year for “MTV Unplugged” and record and song ... Read More »

(South) American Idol

Nightingales may sing in Berkeley Square, but Marta Gómez sings in Harvard Square And she's much better than any bird. Read More »

Bebel Gilberto – Tanto Tempo

She's my medication. Read More »

Movement – B-Side Players

The B-Side Players had the misfortune of releasing their latest album, Movement on September 11, 2001. Read More »