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October 18, 2019
Johnny Farraj, left, and Sami Abu Shumays
For adventurous world music explorers, Arabic music can be a daunting challenge—even among its practitioners. Two New York-based musicians, Johnny Farraj and Sami Abu Shumays, have now tackled the immense and complex subject wi...
July 15, 2017
From left: Swati Khurana, Gayatri Gopinath, DJ Rekha, Joseph Patel and Greg Tate.
Thursday evening's Basement Bhangra Unplugged event at NYU Global Center marked the end of an era for New York's South Asian community in that while it commemorated the 20th anniversary o...
Ned Engelhart, Dr. Bop's Ferret de Monte Crist...
July 11, 2020
Composer Joseph Martin Waters rush-releases loving...
July 9, 2020
Pandemic-productive Richard Thompson records, rele...
July 8, 2020