Posts Tagged ‘El Gusto’

Algeria’s El Gusto Orchestra Makes Its D.C. Debut Tonight

In 2003, the Ireland-based architect Safinez Bousbia was visiting her native Algeria when she encountered a craftsman working on a mirror in a Cashbah shop. Noticing old photos pinned to another mirror, Bousbia asked about them. The craftsman turned out to be accordionist Mohamed Ferkioui, who proceeded to tell Bousbia the story of the Muslim and Jewish [...]

ToDo ToDay: Dead Prez, Barbecue, and El Gusto

"It’s bigger than hip HOP! Hip HOP!," spits rap duo Dead Prez on probably its best-known track to date. The song prodded some of the genre’s weak spots (materialism, fake thuggery) and went after critics who blamed the subculture for societal ills. But that was in 2000, on Dead Prez’s first album Let’s Get Free; since [...]

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