A Happy Marriage: American Jazz Meets Shona Dance MusicBy Peter Holslin
In Zimbabwe, where artists and activists say that ordinary aspects of daily life have been eclipsed by divisive politics, Max Wild's collaboration with Sam Mtukudzi may come across as a bold statement.
I REFUSE TO LOSE! Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka's Poetic RevolutionBy Peter Holslin
Over thirty years have passed since Dambudzo Marechera wrote The House of Hunger, his landmark 1978 novella about the brutal relationships and decayed ideologies of colonial Rhodesia, the southern African nation now known as Zimbabwe. But hunger remains a common theme in Zimbabwean poetry and music, manifesting itself as both a metaphorical yearning for freedom from corruption and oppression, and as something quite literal: a desperate need for food.
REVOLUCION DEL HIPSTERBy Peter Holslin
In Zona Centro, the downtown district in Tijuana, a city on the U.S.Mexico border just south of San Diego, DIY-chic is all the rage.
The Biggest Weapon in Northern UgandaBy Peter Holslin
Lucky Bosmic Otim, a popular musician from northern Uganda, is practically impossible to reach by phone. He has one, but its always turned off.
In with the Out CrowdBy Peter Holslin
A jazz musician with a well-honed punk sensibility, Marc Ribot has been a mainstay of New York Citys downtown music scene for more than twenty years.
Hawnay Troof: Toast to UsBy Peter Holslin
If Hawnay Troof was a workout routine and not a hyperactive electronic dance act, Vice Cooler would be its spasmodic Richard Simmons. At the bands September record release party at the Williamsburg performance space Death By Audio, Cooler set the beats on his Dell laptop to an ear-pummeling volume and gyrated his heart out.