Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa

Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa

ARTIST: various artists TITLE: Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa LABEL: Ostinato Like most African nations, Somalia had a cultural golden age after it gained independence, which was in 1960. The musical fruits of this era have literally been underground: Radio Hargeisa’s tapes were cleverly buried before that city was leveled by air strikes in the 1988 civil war. The Redsea Cultural Foundation owns the largest collection of recovered…

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Exclusive No Fly Zone Magazine Interview With Ramya J

Exclusive No Fly Zone Magazine Interview With Ramya J

En-route to walk the red carpet at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Ramya J took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to visit the No Fly Zone Magazine offices in New York City. Here is what we talked about over a few juice boxes and a plate of cookies graciously provided by our local bakery: NFZ: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a bit about who you…

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The Bombay Royale | Run Kitty Run

The Bombay Royale | Run Kitty Run

ARTIST: The Bombay Royale TITLE: Run Kitty Run LABEL: HopeStreet The Bombay Royale is an 11-piece band led by saxophonist Andy (The Skipper) Williamson and fronted by two Indian-Australian singers, Parvyn Kaur Singh (aka The Mysterious Lady) and Shourov (The Tiger) Bhattacharya. (Yes, all 11 of them have nicknames – trombonist Ros Jones is The Kungfu Dentist.) They’re inspired in equal parts by Bollywood and spaghetti westerns – if you can imagine A.R. Rahman and…

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Juiceboxxx – Freaked Out American Loser

Juiceboxxx – Freaked Out American Loser

You spend a decade of your life trying to create good stuff then after just one horrible on-air appearance on some audio impaired local news station in Milwaukee, WI, (www.youtube.com/watch?v=37zRmQwS74I) all people remembered is “you’re the dude who blew on TV” and tag you as “the worst rapper ever”. That’s pretty much been the story of Juiceboxxx’s (https://www.facebook.com/thunderzoneusa) life: misheard, misused and misunderstood. Well, with the release of his Freaked Out American Loser album the…

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