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Notes on Latin Freestyle

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

At these parties my aunt and uncles and the older people would bump what we now know as classic 1970s salsa music: the pulsing Latin influenced dance sounds of Willie Colón, Hector Lavoe, Fania All Stars, music I leaned to love and seek out later in life due to my early exposure to it.

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Why FKA Twigs Is The Most Artful Performer In Pop Music | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

While some may simply know FKA Twigs as the future Mrs. Robert Pattinson (reportedly), the bug-eyed, braided figure from her music videos or an unlike...

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B Brings His Deviation Party To The TV Bar As A Part Of Red Bull Music Academy's Bass Camp Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.03.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When I was a few years deep into the Detroit hip hop scene in the early 2000s, I found that I was looking for something more. I followed the trail of ...

Bosnian Rainbows Surprise Concert in Los Angeles

Eddie Cota | Posted 09.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Eddie Cota

The room was hot and sweaty with a couple hundred fans pushed up to the front of the stage. Bosnian Rainbows rocked hard and left the crowd stunned.

Most Buzzed About Shows This Week

My Social List | Posted 07.23.2013 | New York
My Social List

Featuring shows from hip hop hot-shots and hardcore heroes alike, all the powers-that-be ask in return is that you get out there and make a pilgrimage.

Lessons From a Queen: Erykah Badu Shares Life Lessons

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Tanisha L. Ramirez

Erykah Badu, in addition to being the reigning Queen of Soul, is a doula herself. And more than that, she's a strong role model for women who want to do it all, and then some.

Detroit's Own Movement Electronic Music Festival Happens This Memorial Day Weekend

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2013 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

In a city like Detroit that is going through more growing pains than ever on all levels of life, the Movement Festival is still a reminder of the city's great past with a taste of the future.

SLOW ART: Brian Eno Exhibition Takes Over NYC

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

Some artists demand your attention; Brian Eno also wants your patience. The legendary English musician and producer challenges audiences with lengthy ...