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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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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“Rise Up” by Komplex Kai A Call To Native Americans To Go On Warpath

“Rise Up” by Komplex Kai A Call To Native Americans To Go On Warpath

Mix oil with water then drink it. Hey, what could possibly go wrong? Well according to the owners of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and a newly elected president of the United States absolutely nothing. According to scientists, environmentalists and the inhabitants of the land the pipeline will go through it would be a disaster waiting to happen. According to many security specialists it could be an easy and readily available terrorist target. When a…

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“Overload” by Chris Luciani

“Overload” by Chris Luciani

I’ve always thought of an EP as being like an appetizer that precedes the entrée, which in this comparison would be a full length album. It’s a first course meant to tide you over while you wait for the second course to be prepared and served. In many ways it may be thought of as a moveable feast in the musician’s discography. In other words, what an artist releases on their first EP stays with…

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