I had a chance to see Roberto Fonseca play at the 2015 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco, in a duo collaboration with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. In his thrilling, visceral performance, the Havana-born musician, composer, and bandleader embodied the multifarious musicality of Cuba’s best jazz pianists. Blessed with access to the island’s […]
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On Sketches of Ethiopia, Mulatu Astatke draws a map larger than his homeland
The Ethio-jazz pioneer crosses more stylistic boundaries.
Lincoln Square + roots music = the Square Roots festival
The roots music at this year’s Square Roots festival includes Fatoumata Diawara, Glenn Jones, and more.
City announces 2013 lineups for Downtown Sound, Loops & Variations, and Made in Chicago
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
My favorite albums of 2012, numbers 20 through 11
Part three of my favorite albums of 2012 countdown
The Year in Review: Music
Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks, and no generic “top tens”
Shows to see: Devo, Dirty Three, and Julia Holter
Devo, Dirty Three, and Julia Holter are among the highlights on this week’s Soundboard
The World Music Festival: Down but not out
Bureaucratic fumbling has diminished the World Music Festival, but its lineup still includes some highly recommendable acts
The World Music Festival goes south, or at least local, for 2012
The lineup for this year’s World Music Festival has been announced, and it doesn’t look good