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VIDEO: SMOD — “Les Dirigeants Africains”

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The son of Malian pop duo Amadou & Miriam helps push that country’s music in a new direction

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NYC: globalFEST 2012 — January 8

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The 9th edition sees the festival redoubling its commitment to “find uncommonly good, often unheard sounds and bring them to the States.”

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Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Honors Gil Scott-Heron–1/14

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Explore the range and power of the late poet, author, musician, composer, orator, social critic, activist, humorist and humanitarian.

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VIDEO: Idle Warship — “Laser Beams” + tour dates

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Res and Talib Kweli give you a taste of their excellent album.

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EDITORIAL: Our N-Word Conundrum

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As the Rihanna-Jackie Magazine incident shows, we can’t have it both ways with the N-word. m4s0n501

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LISTENING POST: Jean Grae — “U & Me & Everyone We Know”

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New music from the great Ms. Jean Grae.

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LISTENING POST: J*Davey — “Turn The Lights Out”

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Don’t be surprised if you start dancing around your computer: You’ve been warned.

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REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

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A universal story of young woman gaining the confidence to declare her individuality.

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Consider the Festival For Year-End Charitable Giving

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Still need to make some charitable donations to offset your taxable income this year? Consider donating to the Festival!

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REVIEW: Doomtree — “No Kings”

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The Minnesota hip hop collective delivers a strong year-end album

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