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Entries by Derek Beres from 11/2009

Global Beat Fusion: Norah Jones and Goodness from Benin & Martinique

| Posted 11.06.2009 | Entertainment

Two albums have recently exploded into my inbox that are strong contenders for the "Best of" list for '09. Ironically, they are "albums" made in the '60s-'70s in lands overseas and from other time zones than Brooklyn.

Why Kanye West Could Never Be Fela Kuti

| Posted 11.11.2009 | Entertainment

While Kanye West's admitted disdain for books is well known, I reflected on his recent comments while at the Eugene O'Neill Theater watching Fela!, the production based on the life Fela Kuti.