Traditions are kept alive by constant change. The roots music of the 21st Century is being created as much with electric guitars, sequencers, and laptops as with drums and flutes.
That's one of the ideas behind the Rhythm Foundation's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, whose 2013 headliners include A ... More >>
As executive director of the Rhythm Foundation, Laura Quinlan is more than a little familiar with world music stereotypes.
"Guys sitting around the fire playing their digeridoos," she offers, playfully. "Full-moon drumming."
In fact, parodies of international folk's hippie and/or New Age contingen ... More >>
The Breeders as seen by Dana Schutz.If you say you've never bought an album because it had a sweet cover, you'd be a giant, fake-cool liar.
The saddest part of downloading music isn't just the demise of the music industry. It's that we no longer get to enjoy amazing cover art or oddly personal ... More >>
It's a Sunday evening at the local studios of WDNA, one of the only true indie radio stations in all of America. It's raining outside, an unholy alliance of torrent and drizzle, but in here there's nothing but sunshine. Brazilian sunshine, that is. As if one were on the beaches of Rio during Carn ... More >>