Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak continues counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes Steve Coleman, Tal National, and the Necks.
How else can you see legendary Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed and riveting Inuit iconoclast Tanya Tagaq for free?
This year’s version seeks quality over quantity.
A summery, hard-driving track from the band’s forthcoming new album Zoy Zoy
When he left for Africa, his portable rig amounted to a laptop, recording software, and eight microphones.
The countdown of my favorite albums from 2013, part two
How a Chicago indie rocker helped make a West African guitar band a sensation in Niger
The World Music Festival’s free lineup includes Sidi Touré, Bassekou Kouyaté, and lots more.
An exclusive premiere from the forthcoming album Kaani.