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Vlatko Stefanovski: Mother Tongue

Read "Mother Tongue" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Even though in his long and storied music career, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski's has had plenty of solo guitar performances amidst the myriad of bands and projects he has led or performed with, still, Mother Tongue is his first solo guitar album that he has been promising for ages to make. Stefanovski's prior years as a leader ...

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mother Tongue

Read "Mother Tongue" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

The latest album by India-born saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa explores the connection between language and music, ancestry and contemporary American life. Continually asked by Americans, “Do you speak Indian?" or “Do you speak Hindu?", Mahanthappa has answered by basing the recording on the sounds of speech. With a population of one billion people and numerous ethnic groups, ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mother Tongue

Read "Mother Tongue" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Rudresh Mahanthappa has, slowly but surely, been carving a niche for himself. It started in 1996 with the release of his album Yatra. From there he went on to record with Pierre Lognay, Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd. In 2002 came the first defining moment as leader with the release of Black Water on Red Giant ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Mother Tongue

Read "Mother Tongue" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

When Indian-American altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa was growing up outside of his family homeland, he was frequently asked “Do you speak Indian?" or “Do you speak Hindu?" The questioners were apparently unaware that India isn't a mono or bilinguistic country and that its landscape includes seven languages. His eventual response to this was Mother Tongue , a ...