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Jack White Shakes up Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Result is a Beautiful Nightmare

In the popular music of today, guitar solos seem to have become an endangered species. That’s because the instrument itself seems to have become an endangered species in this current landscape dominated by hip-hop, dance pop, and electronic-driven work. As … Continue reading

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Uruguay’s Candombe in Stories of Music

Stories of Music Volume 1 has finally been released! I’m proud to be a part of this multimedia anthology. My piece on the candombe drummers of Uruguay, which previously appeared in Perceptive Travel, was chosen along with works from 40 … Continue reading

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Of Monsters and Men: of SWAT teams and aliens

Succumbing to a wall of sound is an expected outcome at a live concert. But almost getting blinded by lights? Of course, lights abound at concerts. Thousands of watts worth. But at the Hammerstein Ballroom last Thursday evening, the thousands … Continue reading

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Mazurkas and Biguines: A Musical Journey through Martinique

A man began hunting for LP records in Martinique. What happened next will shock you! Just kidding. There’s nothing shocking about it. Unless the thought of feeling the rumble of live drums up close scares you. “Following the Grooves in … Continue reading

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Une Grande Fête with the Acadians of Prince Edward Island

On a recent visit to the western end of Prince Edward Island, the old stomping grounds of my maternal grandfather, I was curious to see what my far distant cousins were up to. I picked a good weekend—the region was … Continue reading

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