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Gilles Peterson storms the Brazilian music scene with Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam

By John Stevenson Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam, Gilles Peterson’s most recent recording project, is yet another product of his fascination with Brazilian music and culture. The album, recorded in Brazil, cuts across a wide swathe of styles and genres, fusing old-school sambas and jazz-funk and features the most exciting …

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Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment

Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment Music: Les Nubians and Dizzy Gillespie. This 6-minute video outlines contents of the book Black Passports and weaves together visuals of African American world travelers with locations they visited. (Formats: YouTube, Vimeo, & Download) BOOK DESCRIPTION (SUNY, 2014) Black …

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Three Wins at Independent Music Awards for Thank You Les – A Tribute to Les Paul Thank You Les, a 21-track recording and feature-length documentary tribute to guitar icon and inventor, Les Paul, garners three awards at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Thank You Les has earned the titles of “Best Tribute Album” and “Best Long Form Video” in the artist and industry …

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