Daphne A. Brookss Liner Notes for the RevolutionBy George Grella
Adored by audiences and critics through the years, Brooks gets behind the pop fandom and the cultural image-making and puts plainly in front of the readers gaze how Black women musical artists are, by their very nature, revolutionary cultural figures.
ShwabadaBy Adolf Alzuphar
Zulu music exists in multitudes: mbaqanga, maskandi, marabi, kwaito, jazz, isicathamiya (choral), etc. Much of Zulu contributions to music shares a shwabada, a Zulu term that means spiritual lineage.
Language Muddles Music: Sebastián MariaBy S. David
The thread between structure and consciousness weighs on the mind of Sebastián Maria, the Colombian-American composer, producer, and DJ based in New York City.
Beans and the Avant-Garde in Hip HopBy Rob Duguay
Coming from White Plains, Beans has been doing things his own way since the mid-90s. His unique style is multi-dimensional and its not the typical boom bap hip hop, its an approach thats his own artistic identity.
Listening In: Keshav Batish, Both/AndBy Scott Gutterman
Batish celebrates hybridity, while also recognizing its costs.