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Written by on November 4, 2011

A Chat with Steve Gibons of the Gypsy Rhythm Project

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Chicago is the World’s very own Steve Franklin catches up with Chicago’s Gypsy Rhythm Project leader Steve Gibons and talks to him about their music and their experiences performing to various ethnic communities around town.

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Written by on October 1, 2010

Voices of Resistance, voice with soul: An Interview with Shilpa Bavikatte

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Sometimes an artist challenges the perception of what it means to be a Jazz artist, especially when you are South Asian and you grew up in Iowa. To Shilpa Bavikatte, she is not an unexpected instrument of soul–she embraces it, she expresses it naturally and understands the love of music can be a deep well […]

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Written by on September 1, 2010

The Inveterate Hybrid: Dave Wakeling of the English Beat

We had the chance to talk with Dave Wakeling of the English Beat – or the Beat, as they’re known outside of the United States. He told us about how their particular form of 2 tone ska came about in London during the late 70’s, creating what would become the second wave of ska music. […]

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Written by on August 9, 2010

Breathing life into hidden culture through language and voice: An interview with Yasmin Levy

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Israeli born artist Yasmin Levy is someone who could not deviate from her destiny as an international star of world music, being the daughter of the late Isaac Levy. In her latest album Mano Suave, at times she commands her voice through soft tragic tales of love and tragedy to a full dynamic range that […]

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Written by on November 11, 2009

Interview with Alex Cuba

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I had a chance to talk with Alex Cuba after his lively set at the Rumba Room in Chicago. Listen in and download an excerpt from his live performance. You can check out some great photos from the show at http://www.zerostudio.net/alexCUBArumba100709/ Interview: Alex Cuba Live Performance at Rumba Room Chicago Special thanks to Amor at […]

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Written by on October 19, 2009