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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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Glastonbury announces 2016 lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Beck, New Order, Disclosure, Earth Wind & Fire, ZZ Top, The Last Shadow Puppets, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Sigur Ros and many more.

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Steve Reich/Philip Glass, Devendra/Stephin Merritt/Iron & Wine, Robert Plant, more playing “Nonesuch Records at BAM”

Contemporary composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass have announced that they'll perform together for the first time in over 30 years, as the kickoff event for "Nonesuch Records at BAM", the label's 50th anniversary going down this September...

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Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival returns — 2011 schedule includes live movie score by Adrian Utley & Will Gregory

The White Light Festival is an annual exploration of music's power to illuminate our interior lives. From the powerful opening chords of Beethoven's Missa solemnis to an exploration of light itself, to a meditation, Peter Sellars, and Rokia Traoré on the darkness of the soul that leads to the transcendence of love, the White Light Festival offers experiences of passionate beauty and occasions of profound insight into the many dimensions of our individual selves and the collective shared forces of the human condition...

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Tinariwen win an award, announce tour dates ++ upcoming King Sunny Ade, Rokia Traore & Bassekou Kouyate shows too

Tinariwen @ (Le) Poisson Rouge in April (more by Tim Griffin)

Malian band Tinariwen recently won the 2009 Uncut Music Award for best album (given and then play a rare Brooklyn show (their first...

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BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech kicks off (shows Thursday at noon) – now w/ Allen Toussaint on the schedule

Rokia Traoré @ LPR in February (more by Lori Baily)

Allen Toussaint @ New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)

The 15th-annual BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival will take place every Thursday at noon from June 4th to August 6th at Brooklyn's MetroTech Commoms...

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2009 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival @ MetroTech – lineup includes Rokia Traoré (who played LPR – pics)

Pitchfork: As the daughter of a diplomat, you must have traveled a lot. How does that experience inform your music?

Rokia Traoré: My father was not able to get all the vinyl he used to listen to with me...

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2009 lineup – another attempt at Rhys Chatham’s 200 Electric Guitars included

Lincoln Center Damrosch Park bandshell - August 2008 (miro.m)This year's Lincoln Center Out of Doors (LCOOD), three weeks of FREE music and dance on the plazas of Lincoln Center, will run from August 5 through August 23...

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