A non-Rastafarian reggae musician who grew up a practicing Muslim, Tiken Jah Fakoly is a native of Africa's Ivory Coast who draws most of his material and inspiration from his home continent. His concern for the well being of his people has gotten him in trouble and even exiled for a time from the ... More >>
While there's reason to rage against the media saturation inherent to the internet (e.g. too many chill/witch/triangle clone bands uploading from their bedrooms), you've got to celebrate the World Wide Web for the incomparable access it grants to musical worlds previously impossible to connect ... More >>
The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, her ... More >>
Photo by C. Taylor CrothersHailing from Asheville, North Carolina, world-beat rock band Toubab Krewe is kinda like Animal Collective's cousin from the country whose long-absent daddy happens to be the Dead. Taking cues from indie rock, psychedlic jam, and traditional Malian tuneage, the Krewe twi ... More >>
Whew. So how exactly is a U.S. soccer fan to feel after this morning's nail-biter against Slovenia? Pissed that the defense slept through the first half to give the Slovenes a 2-0 halftime lead? Exhilerated that the Yanks pulled off a stunning second half comeback to walk out with a draw? Or furi ... More >>
The collective is an animal.Whether you're overworked or unemployed, take a deep breath because the weekend is finally here. But, to paraphrase Les Claypool, weekends don't mean so much when you're unemployed, 'cept you get to hang out with your working friends. So make some plans to get together ... More >>
The Mission Veo is a local favorite on Nova's Radio X.Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists for South Florida's campus radio stations. Click here to read past installments.University of Miami - WVUM 90.5 FM, "The Voice"The Voice is dedicated to playing music ... More >>
Dont spend this International Womens Day at the spa.
Tonight! At the screening of Festival in the Desert.
Vieux Farka Touré (World Village)
At MAC, "Snap Judgments" breaks from clichés
Amadou and Mariam use the exotic to comment on the universal
Corey Harris digs down to Africa to retool the blues
This year age triumphed over youth in world music
To remix or not to remix? These two recordings argue for the latter.
Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds From the London Dancehall, 1986-1989 Honest Jon's/Astralwerks
Eliades Ochoa is more fun than ever, but Small World misses the Congo
Senegalese old-timers Orchestra Baobab get better with age
It takes a global village to make Manu Chao music
In Griot Time -- String Music from Mali Sterns Africa
Finally an exhibition you can dance to
Tunga (Alula Records)
Timbuktu African & Caribbean Marketplace
The Comedian Harmonists, Kandia Kouyate
Salif Keita and 8 1/2 Souvenirs
For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.