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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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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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PAPE ARMAND BOYE: ‘THE SAME WAY A FRIEND TELLS YOU THEIR STORY’

Senegalese acoustic music pioneer Pape Armand Boye connects with audiences through sincere, conscious artistry. A true “world musician,” he skillfully navigates the waters of this genre by retaining his own clear voice. In March 2009, a crowd of nine hundred … Continue reading

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BEATS ANTIQUE: BLIND THRESHOLD

Beats Antique album review I bought Blind Threshold (2010), the third and most recent album by the Oakland, CA-based roots-electronica group Beats Antique, well over a month ago and still listen to it almost every single day. If I had this … Continue reading

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