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Kinshasa Sound: An Interview with Félicité’s Alain Gomis by Joseph Pomp
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“A film is always an attempt, nothing more, and that allows for a sort of dialogue.”

Field Recording by Che Chen
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Of all the weddings I went to in Mauritania, this one had the most intense music. Here, I know, the audio quality is sort of insane and blown-out sounding, but that’s actually what it sounded like in person. 

Joshua Abrams & Nathan Bowles by Clinton Krute
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Memory, texture, and tradition.

Aby Ngana Diop’s Liital by Boima Tucker
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This is the type of record that will slap cultural essentialists in the face.

Sidi Touré by Ethan Harfenist
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The Malian songwriter on the origins of his hypnotic desert blues.

Karole Armitage by Lukas Ligeti
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The iconic dancer and choreographer is collaborating with musician Lukas Ligeti on Itutu, blending African pop with Western symbolism. They dissect African polyrhythms and Armitage’s movement language of sinuous curves.

Eddie Bobè by Frank Marino
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Eddie Bobè is a master percussionist, vocalist composer and arranger. His expertise extends across the full spectrum of Afro-Caribbean music and traditions.

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