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Rafiq Bhatia at Newfields

Heralded by The New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia seeks to shatter preconceptions about how much can be said without a word—and, for that matter, who can say it. Bhatia’s … Continue reading

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Help provide a gravestone for Indianapolis blues singer Ophelia Hoy

Cultural Cannibals is sponsoring a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to purchase a gravestone for Ophelia Hoy, click here to contribute. “Even though she laughed and smiled when she sung those songs, behind the smile you could see a lot … Continue reading

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Brazil… By Way of Israel: The Music of Anat Cohen

  Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen fell in love with jazz as a child growing up in Tel Aviv, Israel. Cohen’s passion for jazz brought her to the United States during the late ‘90s to study music at Boston’s Berklee College. But … Continue reading

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Harold López-Nussa brings Havana to Indianapolis

  If you can only attend one show at this year’s Indy Jazz Fest, I’d highly recommend hitting Harold López-Nussa’s September 14th date at The Jazz Kitchen. López-Nussa is a regular at many of the top international jazz festivals, so … Continue reading

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Barbara Dane Reflects on a Life of Music and Activism

  In a perfect world I wouldn’t need to explain who Barbara Dane is. In a perfect world women musicians would receive the same respect and credit for their accomplishments as their male counterparts do. In a perfect world musicians … Continue reading

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Swamp Dogg on the making of Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune

I recently had the great pleasure of writing album notes for Swamp Dogg’s Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune, out now through Joyful Noise Recordings. Swamp Dogg is a giant figure in American music. In addition to his impressive catalog of left … Continue reading

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The Folk Roots of Hall and Oates: John Oates on Mississippi John Hurt

  2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Mississippi John Hurt’s 1928 recording session for Okeh Records. Considered a commercial flop at the time, Hurt’s Okeh recordings would go on to find a devoted audience among a future generation of music fans. … Continue reading

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