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1999 Stories by Bob Tarte

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  • Deep Breaths

    published December 2, 1999

    The Drepung Gomang college earned its name a little differently than most Western centers of learning. The Tibetan word gomang literally... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 11, 1999

    Handsome Boy Modeling School So ... How's Your Girl? (Tommy Boy) Bring it on, man. All you gotta do in true-blue... More >>

  • First Lady of the Sitar

    published October 28, 1999

    In Northern India instrumental music has traditionally been considered a male domain. Fathers pass on both their technical prowess and their... More >>

  • Rotations

    published October 7, 1999

    Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Spirit of Music (Elektra) Move over Ames Brothers, Kim Sisters, and Staple Singers.... More >>

  • Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

    published October 7, 1999

    Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Spirit of Music (Elektra) Move over Ames Brothers, Kim Sisters, and Staple Singers.... More >>

  • Rotations

    published September 30, 1999

    Yat-Kha Dalai Beldiri ( More >>

  • Delhi's Classic Pop Diva

    published September 23, 1999

    Shubha Mudgal may not have been dragged kicking and screaming into Indian pop-music stardom, but she is decidedly reticent about her newfound... More >>

  • Swinging Addis

    published July 22, 1999

    In the rich, varied, and bizarre history of African pop music, the absurd tragedy of the Ethiopian pop recording industry stands alone. Less than... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 8, 1999

    Juan-Carlos Formell Songs from a Little Blue House (Wicklow) This isn't your father's son. It isn't Juan-Carlos Formell's... More >>

  • The King of Rub-a-Dub

    published May 13, 1999

    Decades before the sampling-based, cut-and-paste genre of hip-hop took hold, Jamaican dub was recycling recorded riffs like crazy. And "crazy" is... More >>

  • Rotations

    published April 15, 1999

    Various Artists Roosevelt in Trinidad: Calypsos of Events, Places, and Personalities 1933-1939 (Rounder) The 1930s were a... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 25, 1999

    Van Morrison Back on Top (Pointblank/Virgin) Van Morrison can only blame himself for the daunting expectations that greet his... More >>

  • Rotations

    published March 18, 1999

    Mr. Airplane Man Mr. Airplane Man (Altitude Records) Digging into the old school for inspiration and authenticity is... More >>

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