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African queen
African diva Rokia Traoré is bringing her take on traditional Malian pop to the U.S. [08-14-00]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Rumba Wars
A review of "Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos." [07-24-00]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Two Tenors
Can Lebanon's widely popular Wadi' Al-Safi and Syria's Sabah Fakhri do for Arabic music what the Buena Vista Social Club did for Cuban pop? [04-03-00]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Cross-Culture
The members of the Irani-Indian collaboration Ghazal hail from distinctly different cultural backgrounds, but their music succeeds because they love it. [02-14-00]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Neutral Party
Angolan-born pop star Waldemar Bastos's "Pretaluz" offers unexpected -- and apolitical -- optimism. [11-01-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Son of Cuba
Cuban music has been the hottest subgenre of the world-music market in recent years, and 54-year-old Eliades Ochoa contributes substantially to the magic. [09-13-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Deep Throat
Roko Belic's "Genghis Blues" is the stuff of moviemaking legend. Semi-pro filmmakers with limited funds cobble together a movie whose story and setting are so irresistible that moviegoers leave the theater raving. [08-30-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Blues and Baaba
For five years, Africa Fete has brought a jolt of the exotic to summer stages, but this year's line-up seems designed to highlight connections between African and American music. [08-16-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Balinese Bounty
Now that Mickey Hart has time to travel, he's compiled a CD of Balinese music that goes beyond the expected tradition. [07-19-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Africa Mixed
Paris-based Sono Africa, the most powerful distributor of West and Central African music, has released a 12-CD set documenting the history of Africans selling African pop to Africans. [05-17-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Roads to Roma
Romania's Taraf de Haidouks bring rock-and-roll attitude to bear on their own brand of traditional Gypsy music. [04-05-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

African Anthems
Malian superstar Salif Keita defied categories, but prefers to work the rock side. [02-08-99]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Graceland Grads
Twelve years ago, Paul Simon's "Graceland" album introduced many Americans to African pop music for the first time. Now two graduates of that release are trying to expand the Afropop market. [12-14-98]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Continental Divides
British author Mark Hudson's "The Music in My Head" is a novel approach to World Music. [11-02-98]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sufi Soul
Two new CDs of Sufi soul speak truth to ancient wisdom. [10-12-98]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Unlimited Spirit
Chimurenga music king Thomas Mapfumo hasn't been to the US since 1995 because he's too busy easing the pain in Zimbabwe. [03-23-98]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Quantum pop
At 55, BrazilŐs Gilberto Gil releases his 32nd album. Like Dylan, he remains a songwriting voice to be reckoned with. [10-20-97]
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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