Ghana's soul rebel Rocky Dawani.Can you hear that slow-building beat rumbling through the streets? It doesn't matter whether you're downtown, over in the Design District, or holed up in the Grove. There's no avoiding it ... You can feel it in your feet, your knees, and your gut. For the 13th ye ... More >>
From many angles (musical, cultural, etc.) one can argue that we all have African roots. But that's not an argument that I feel qualified to follow up on, especially since I'm a huge Fela Kuti fan and while not having an ounce of his genius in me (that's why I write about music, duh), I feel a cer ... More >>
Look, we've never liked having to say this, but basically the Red Cross fucking sucks. They do a lot of shit, but certainly not as much as people believe, definitely not as much as they portray, and beyond a shadow of a doubt with the heavy burden of "administrative costs" lessening their ability t ... More >>
DJ Le SpamThe 11th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival is upon us once again, party people. It's an annual celebration of world music that has consistently gathered talented musicians from Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean to our sunny shores for the past ten years in ... More >>
Three more recent Miami releases.
Composer Livio Tragtenberg melds performance art and world music
Dancing to the beat of an ancient drum
Graceful duos heat up the stage
Paris, Ghana, Senegal, Miami. Poet Felix Morisseau-Leroy spent half his life in exile, but his heart never left home.
Miami artists share their wry hopes, sly hopes, and high hopes for the coming year