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Music: Walk of a Lifetime

African music legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo continue to preach peace and raise awareness

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Twenty years ago, Albert Mazibuko had a hard time getting to a gig in his home nation of South Africa. At the time, the country was under apartheid, a government-instituted practice of racial segr  

Music: Angels on the Battlefield

The Black Angels wrap their wartime observations in an engaging psychedelic drone

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Despite constant media reports that a majority of Americans disagree with the Iraq War, it hasn't seeped into art and music the way the Vietnam War did. Today's Pop music doesn't really have   

Music: This Moment In Black History

Between Pixies reunion tours, Frank Black keeps his creative juices flowing on the solo trail

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
You know that old saying about how you can't keep a good man down? Meet Frank Black. When he disbanded the wildly influential Pixies, he didn't sit around and wish for a return to the salad day  

Music: Bettye's Rumble

Sticking to her guns limited her career initially, but Soul singer LaVette is back with a vengeance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Bettye LaVette is delighted when she's told that I listened to her new album, the soul-baring I've Got my Own Hell to Raise, at 3 a.m. "Ooo, that's good," she exclaims over the phone from h  

Music: Great Scots

Scottish "Indie" band Idlewild humbly try to capitalize on burgeoning U.S. success

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2003
When you think of "Rock band," the word "normal" probably doesn't pop into your head. But that word best describes singer Roddy Woomble and his Scottish Rock band, Idlewild. I mean, come on -