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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Laya Project: New Day--Laya Project Remixed

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For two years, producers Sonya Mazumdar and Patrick Sebag journeyed throughout the coastal communities of India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand, collecting field recordings of these nations' most respected folk, religious and national music. They compiled these recordings and released them in 2007 as The Laya Project (Earthsync) to honor how the region's ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

40 Year Old Bitches, New MilesTones & Others, Too

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Antibalas

Who is This America?

Ropeadope Records

2010

Few American bands have been more influential in the global Afrobeat movement than the Brooklyn collective Antibalas. Keeper of the African protest flame ignited by Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti in the 1970s, Antibalas' reach is expansive and impressive: it contributed to the ...