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  • 15 years ago

    The debate about whether or not a scratch DJ is a "real" musician should be finished by now. It's been more than twenty years since Grandmaster Flash first began working over the instrumental sides of disco twelve-inches at Bronx block parties, a ...

  • 16 years ago

    These days it's no different for 34-year-old Virginia Rodrigues than for any other international celebrity. The fame, the concerts, the glowing press, the people in her hometown who once ignored her and now court her favor. "Everybody in Bahia has...

  • 16 years ago

    It was an anxious Tom Ze -- guitarist, singer, and experimentalist -- who took the stage in New York City's Central Park six years ago. Back then Ze was a complete unknown in America, and not even terribly famous in his native Brazil. Indeed less ...