Tag Archives: Rock

ARMISTICE: NOSTALGIC, WESTERN-SOUNDING LO-FI POP

Canadian musicians BĂ©atrice Martin and Jay Malinowski offer up five tracks of vintage-sounding pop evocative of 1950s and 60s western music on their February 2011 release Armistice. Through their instrumentization and lyrics, the songs on this album are filled with … Continue reading

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MUSIC IN EXILE: THE MANY VOICES OF TIBETAN ARTISTS ABROAD

Ranging from cries of protest to longing for home, the music of Tibetan exile artists creates a complex mosaic that becomes clearer in context. Four years ago on a plane bound for Lhasa, I watched expectantly as the aircraft’s shadow … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO WHAT? RED HOT + RIO 2

After listening in early June to the “From Brazil with Love” episode of the excellent new NPR show Alt.Latino, I became hooked on the album Red Hot + Rio 2. The three weeks’ wait for its June 28 release was … Continue reading

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