Meet Sharon Jones!

  By John Black 3 ½ stars “In the early 1980s, Sharon Jones as told she was too dark and too short to be a music star.” Hearing such a...
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Ethiopian Pop From the Debo Band

  Debo Band are a large ensemble led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves...
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Brazil’s Boogarins Return to Cambridge

  Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia– recording psychedelic pop in their parents’ gardens, filtering their country’s...
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The Soul of Afrobeat

  Here are the Facts: Femi Kuti was born Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti on June 12, 1962 in London. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and...
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