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Shaolin Jazz presents "The Gil Scott Suite" (free download)

This 3-song EP is the latest from the Shaolin Jazz team

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VIDEO: Saul Williams — "Explain My Heart"

Saul primes the pump for the release next month of “Volcanic Sunlight”

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VIDEO: Muthawit featuring Boston Fielder — "Wasted (Fill My House With Salt)"

The new video from Muthawit featuring Boston Fielder!

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Post-Festival Highlights

Some highlights from an all-around amazing day. And you all had a lot to do with it being a success.

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TOMORROW: Chat w/ Fishbone on Facebook–4PM

The Fishbone doc kicks off its NYC theatrical run with an au courant Facebook chat! Details here

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LISTENING POST: Kendra Ross — "Strange Fruit" (for Troy Davis)

Kendra Ross offers her take on a timeless classic, done in the wake of Troy Davis’s execution.

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Festival Update: Speakers and fundraising

We’ve stepped out on faith: The Festival is coming together, but we definitely need your support during our fundraising drive. See how you can help!

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REVIEW: Colin Grant's "The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer"

A new, triple biography illuminates the early lives and influences of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer

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UPCOMING: Just A Band's 1st US show–August 25

The Kenyan Afro-electro-pop trio makes their US debut. Analogue Transit opens. Hot, right? Find out how to win tickets!

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UPCOMING: 24-7 Spyz @ Highline Ballroom–August 6

As ever in NYC, there’s lots of music happening.  This Thursday, it’s Sandra St. Victor’s “Naked & Lovely” set.  Then, you can return to the Highline on Saturday for Spyz. Not only do you get Jimi Hazel, Rick Skatore and Tobias Ralph, but you get the first-ever reunion of the Strength In Numbers lineup that [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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