Posts Tagged ‘antiwords’

ToDo ToDay: Sam Amidon, District Improv Festival, and Moombahton Massive

Mariah Carey’s 2005 single “Shake It Off” is not a folk song. But contemporary folk artist Sam Amidon thought it should be, so on his recent album Bright Sunny South, he made it one. For the Vermont-born son of folk artists Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, testing the genre’s limits has become a habit; he’s filled [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bassekou Kouyate, H Street Festival, Terry Malts, and Erotic Fan Fiction

While Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate and his group Ngoni Ba recorded their latest album, Jama Ko, in a Bamako studio, the nation was immersed in turmoil: The military was overthrowing the president, and Islamic fundamentalists were imposing sharia law in the north. Inspired and affected by the political disorder, Kouyate created an energetic album incorporating the [...]

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