Category Archives: Spotlight

FOR MONDAY: AN ARRAY OF INTERESTING GUITARS

Mondays often require an extra dose of good cheer. With this in mind, I went in search for videos of the “sitar-guitar” (also just called a “sitar”) that I’d heard referenced in a conference presentation a few years ago. I … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD

We just celebrated Diwali (the Hindu new year) in our household, kicking off a season of new beginnings while winding down the current year. My birthday is also around the corner, so lately I’ve found myself thinking not only about … Continue reading

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HOPE SHINES ON, BUT JAPAN STILL NEEDS OUR HELP

Hip-hop music blog Word is Bond joins the global effort to support post-earthquake relief work in Japan with the compilation album Hope for Tomorrow. As most people across Japan settled down for bed on March 11, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

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SOMA FM: THROUGH THE INTERNET TO THE WORLD

San Francisco-based online radio station SomaFM serves up a familiar and eclectic offering of music to listeners around the globe. One late night during grad school in Seattle a number of years ago, I stumbled across  SomaFM while looking for … Continue reading

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APSARA: WELCOME!

Welcome to Apsara, a new blog that highlights innovative, genre- and tradition-crossing music from around the world through insightful interviews, articles, and reviews. We were honored to interview Ian Widgery, one of the two music producers behind the now-legendary Pathé 100: The Original … Continue reading

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