Hearing flow in Arabic is immensely interesting, and while singer Barry may be rapping about his pet cat doing cartwheels or, hopefully, something intriguingly political and social, he's got the musicality down.
Watching John Martyn on his epic folk journey, "Small Hours," you recognize that this man was way ahead of his time, implementing electronics in his genre the way Dylan ripped through electric guitar riffs.
It's been a tough year. And frankly the holiday season can be stressful even in the best of times. So here are two videos that may brighten it up for you. They are songs that you won't be hearing as you shop.
I was thrilled to learn that Six Degrees Records is releasing the stunning collaboration between Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal. Ten of the best songs to be released in January, all on the same record.