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2001 Stories by Bob Tarte

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  • Raul Malo

    published December 13, 2001

    It's fitting that Raul Malo's first solo album kicks off with a whirlwind hybrid of a song, blending salsa figures with calypso horns,... More >>

  • Mostar Sevdah Reunion

    published November 15, 2001

    Once upon a time, the city of Mostar was considered a model for how fractious ethnic communities could learn to live together. The Bosnian war... More >>

  • Yat-Kha

    published September 27, 2001

    Yat-Kha's end-of-the-century Delai Beldiri was a glorious freak show that counterpoised stone-age shamanic Siberian throat singing with... More >>

  • Radio Tarifa

    published June 28, 2001

    In A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain imagined an abrasive New Englander transforming Medieval England into a... More >>

  • Orlando Cachaito Lopez

    published May 31, 2001

    It's a surprise right up there with hearing rap at a nursing home. Buena Vista Social Club bassist Orlando Cachaito Lopez busts out of the senior... More >>

  • Dave Soldier and Richard Lair

    published May 24, 2001

    Back in 1978 the Paul Winter Consort made a kind of musical history on the disc Common Ground by incorporating the calls of wolves, birds,... More >>

  • All Roads Lead to the Rom

    published April 12, 2001

    Castanets and tablas may seem an unlikely combination. But a New York City production called Nacho Nacho: Gypsy Storytelling actually... More >>

  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    published March 29, 2001

    The only reason why qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis, is known in the West when other types of Pakistani music remain hopelessly obscure... More >>

  • Los Super Seven

    published March 8, 2001

    Some 40 years ago Cuba's octave-hopping queen of melodrama, Xiomara Alfaro, poured her persona so thoroughly into the torch song "Siboney" it... More >>

  • Burhan Öçal and the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble

    published February 15, 2001

    You can't miss the royal overtones to Istanbul Oriental Ensemble's Caravanserai. As unmistakable as a peacock's tail, this eighteenth- and... More >>

  • Big Youth

    published February 1, 2001

    Big Youth may not have been the first of the great Jamaican DJs, but he was the second. U-Roy preceded him, virtually inventing what then was... More >>

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