Tag Archives: Guitar

WE CAN WIN: NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM BY BADU BOYE

Some albums take a while to warm up to, but every so often I come across one I know is going to be a fixture in my music collection for a long time. The first few bars of harmonica on … Continue reading

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POWER AND PEACE: JEF STOTT ACHIEVES PERFECT BALANCE WITH ARCANA

Jef Stott’s new album Arcana invites listeners to follow a strong, snaking bass line to a place of skillfully balanced power and peace. A female voice mingles with a buzzing bass line for a few moments and then crescendos through … Continue reading

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A RARE EXPERIENCE: THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE RECREATES THE ‘TEL AVIV SESSION’

Israeli musician Idan Raichel shares the incredible story of jamming with Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré and uncovering a diamond. Two years ago Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel met in a rehearsal room in a south Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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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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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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