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David Byrne champions African & Caribbean music w/ “Beautiful Shitholes” playlist

"Here’s a playlist that gives just the smallest sample of the depth and range of creativity that continues to pour out of the countries in Africa and the Caribbean. It is undeniable. Can music help us empathize with its makers?" - David Byrne.

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Mbongwana Star touring before “Africa Now!” concert at The Apollo (w/ Songhoy Blues & more)

The fifth annual "Africa Now!" concert, part of the World Music Institute's 2016/2017 season, goes down at NYC's Apollo Theatre on March 11 with headliners Mbongwana Star and Songhoy Blues,.The lineup has expanded and changed since the initial lineup...

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photo by Sachyn Mital
photo by Sachyn Mital
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Mulatu Astatke played Temple of Dendur (pics), the kickoff to World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season (lineup)

Check out pics from Mulatu Astatke's set, and peruse the entire World Music Institute 2016/2017 schedule (Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Mbongwanna Starr/Songhoy Blue & more).

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PJ Harvey at Pohoda Festival 2016
photo by Martina Mlčúchová
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Slovakia music fest Pohoda in photos (Sigur Ros, PJ Harvey, Savages, more)

Pictures from Slovakia's biggst music festival.

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2016 free Central Park Summerstage shows (Feelies, UMO, Empress Of, Cymande, Kamasi, King Sunny Ade, more)

Also: McCoy Tyner, Indigo Girls, Mbongwana Star, the Rock Steady Crew anniversary, La Femme, KING, Orlando Julius, Rodrigo Amarante, Boogarins, GoldLink, and still many more.

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Congolese band Mbongwana Star played Coachella (pics), playing SummerStage in August

Congolese band Mbongwana Star are currently in the U.S. for appearances at Coachella and you can check out a set of pictures from their Weekend 1, Day 1 set in this post. The band made a splash with their debut album, From Kinasha, which is a joyous representation of their "new style" sound, self-described as "space ipno afro punk rock electro !!! style"...

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Coachella weekend 2 set times

The set times for the second weekend of Coachella have been released and, while there are a few small tweaks, the schedule is more or less the same as the first weekend. So you'll still have to choose between Grimes and Guns 'n' Roses (who were only 10 minutes late last week!), M83 and A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens and The Last Shadow Puppets, and...

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SummerStage announces 2016 free show lineup: Feelies, Public Enemy, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Indigo Girls & lots more

Also: Neon Indian, psychedelic soul legends Cymande with KING, DJ Kool Herc, the annual Duck Down BBQ, Kamasi Washington, Blonde Redhead, Chairlift, Just Blaze and many more.

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Coachella 2016 Friday pics: LCD Soundsystem, Kanye w/ A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring, Underworld & much more

Day 1 Weekend 1

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Coachella 2016 Art instatllation
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Coachella 2016 Stream, Schedule, Recommendations, Cancellations, the Map & more

All our Coachella links, coverage and updates in one place.

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