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Kinobe juxtaposes East and West Africa in delicate, polished grooves

For the better part of two decades, virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Herbert Kinobe has composed exquisite Pan-African music from a Ugandan perspective. Born in 1983 in a small village outside Kampala near Lake Victoria, Kinobe (he performs under his last name) grew up hearing the music at the nearby Kanyange Nnamasole Tombs, a historic Buganda cultural site […]

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Marguerite Horberg’s post-HotHouse venture, Portoluz, revisits the WPA

Here’s a business model for hard times: hit the street and sell whatever you’ve got. Marguerite Horberg, founder and longtime potentate of the now defunct world-music club HotHouse, was doing it last week, on the sidewalk in front of Robin Richman’s shop on Damen during Richman’s annual yard sale. Horberg was offering passersby vintage clothing […]