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April 15, 2014

The renowned Tunisian oud master's music spans epochs as well as continents.

January 30, 2014

"I have worked with many Indian and Western masters of music since 1993, so I could not resist asking some of them to play on my 50th birthd...

March 1, 2010

BRITISH GUITARIST JUSTIN ADAMS HAS devised a gritty fusion of North and West African traditions and rock ’n’ roll. Adams spent a good par...

March 1, 2010

Rez Abbasi is a significant contributor to both the New York jazz scene and the emerging global jazz-fusion movement, and this latest r...

February 16, 2010

WHEN I INTERVIEWED South African acoustic guitar virtuoso Guy Buttery, he provided more material than I could fit into the print magazine.

February 1, 2010

KNOWN FOR HIS VASTREPERTOIRE OF FOLK, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, Celtic, and fiddle tunes, Harvey Reid has impressive chops on mandolin, ...

December 4, 2009

 CANADIAN GUITARIST AND SINGER-SONGWRITER Harry Manx is an artist that critics have occasionally had a hard time getting their minds aroun...

December 1, 2009

CHICAGO’S OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE Band International play a blend of West African palm wine and highlife, Congolese music, and jazz. Gu...

November 1, 2009

AS THE SON OF MALIAN MASTER GUITARIST Ali Farka Touré (1939-2006), Vieux Farka Touré had some enormous shoes to fill when he opted to for...

November 1, 2009

LEGENDARY SCOTTISH folksinger and fingerstylist Bert Jansch recorded three LPs for Tony Stratton Smith’s The Famous Charisma Label during th...

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