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LIGHTSWEETCRUDE: THE MANY SHADES OF “RAGA”

Raga? It’s one of the building blocks of Indian classical music, but it’s also one of the world’s hardest musical terms to define. In the simplest sense, “raga” means “color,” and consists of a collection of notes that musicians build … Continue reading

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YEMEN BLUES: GOOD NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL

Ravid Kahalani, founder of the new Israeli band Yemen Blues, takes a moment out of an exhilarating year to discuss his life and music. Bombs. Gunfire. Armed checkpoints. Mainstream news headlines portray Israel as one of the most violent places … Continue reading

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