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Tinariwen @ KCRW'S Apogee Sessions 3/29/17. Photo by Dustin Downing. Courtesy of KCRW. Used with permission.

With Tinariwen, The Desert Blues Have Never Sounded More Empowered [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: TINARIWEN @ KCRW'S APOGEE SESSION 3/29/17

Like many others in the wake of February’s drought-breaking rain, I made the trip to Joshua Tree National Park following highly corroborated promises of flowers blooming in this desert for the first time, supposedly, in years. Attached to the park map provided upon entry is Joshua Tree’s Spring 2017 informational newspaper, whose feature story “A […]

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Sudan Archvies @ Stones Throw Superfest @ Sycamore Grove Park 11/5/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com. This photo was obtained under the express authorization and license by Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.

Sudan Archives’ Organic Sonics Mesmerize Stones Throw’s Superfest REVIEW+PHOTOS: Sudan Archives @ Stones Throw Superfest 11/5/16

CLICK HERE FOR MORE STONES THROW SUPERFEST COVERAGE! Another artist whose performance time was waaaay too short was Sudan Archives. Sudan Archives’ music and beauty was organically mesmerizing. Armed with a violin and backed by a very capable string ensemble, her performance was the perfect soundtrack to a lazy, sunny weekend afternoon. Her music is hard […]

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A-WA. Photo Courtesy of the Artist. Used With Permission.

A-WA Reclaim Tradition In Modernity At The Skirball Cultural Center REVIEW: A-WA @ Skirball Cultural Center 9/25/16

What’s with the trios of Jewish sisters named Haim being radically talented musicians? Seriously though. What are the odds? How often do people procreate and have three daughters? How often do those three daughters form a band? How often is that band actually really good? And how often is their last name also Haim? Uncanny. […]

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M.A.K.U. Soundsystem @ The Skirball 8/11/16

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem’s Fresh Cultural Vibes Envelop The Skirball [REVIEW] REVIEW: M.A.K.U. Soundsystem @ the Skirball 8/11/16

I can’t imagine a better setting in which to take in a M.A.K.U. Soundsystem show than in the midst of an open-air courtyard at the center of one of Los Angeles’ most picturesque museums while the sun sets. The Skirball, after all, is a building constructed from the first brick upward for the express purpose of showcasing culture from […]

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Imarhan at KRCW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/9/16. Photo by Justin Dingwall (@justinslens)

The Nomadic Impulse In Imarhan’s Music At Sound In Focus Is Kinetic REVIEW+PHOTOS: Imarhan at KCRW/Annenberg's "Sound In Focus" 7/9/16

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS YEARS SOUND IN FOCUS CONCERT SERIES Imarhan are an Algerian band of Tuareg heritage that have helped add to the solid cadre of musicians coming out of North Africa the last several years. If you’re a KCRW head or your spotify is dialed to the right algorithm, you may have […]

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