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WORLD BEHIND CURTAINS: YAIR YONA STEPS INTO THE LIMELIGHT

Not all songs need lyrics. On his newly released album World Behind Curtains, Israeli musician Yair Yona once again shows his talent for communicating to listeners without saying a single word. Yair Yona immediately wanted to sell his bass and … Continue reading

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MARAQOPA: DAMIEN JURADO RELEASES LATEST ALBUM

When Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony, he saved his show-stopping piece, the “Choral,”  until the very end. Seattle indie rocker Damien Jurado and musician/producer Richard Swift have inverted this idea. They’ve created a grand entrance for Jurado’s latest album Maraqopa … Continue reading

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HEART LIKE FEATHERS: ROBERT DEEBLE DISCUSSES HIS NEWEST ALBUM

Life hasn’t always followed the exact course Seattle sing-songwriter Robert Deeble has thought it would. It’s even been painful sometimes, and required taking a long break to focus on family and self. But it’s led Deeble to deeper understandings about … Continue reading

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SOURCE OF LIFE: CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGH MUSIC WITH THE NILE PROJECT

Flowing steadily through countryside and city, the mighty Nile River connects 10 north and sub-Saharan African countries. It is a source of life, history, and culture for the citizens of the countries surrounding it, but how much do they know … Continue reading

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MOMOTARO: TAKÉNOBU BRINGS A FOLKTALE TO LIFE WITH CELLO AND LAPTOP

Since first hearing Nick Takénobu Ogawa’s album Exposition this past summer, I’ve been a fan of this versatile cellist. I was surprised and excited to discover his December release of an album based on a famous Japanese folktale I grew … Continue reading

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