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Global Rhythm: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Posts

Two decades ago, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African a cappella group, wowed the world when they appeared on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Now they’re back with Long Walk to Freedom, which includes a roster of stellar female pop talent like Emmylou Harris and Melissa Etheridge. To help them celebrate during their Carnegie Hall engagement, [&hellip
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Leading Lights of Lit

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

For an evening of young literary luminaries off the usual post modern track, 92nd Street Y has an all-star lineup. Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala wrote the Beasts of No Nation, a brutal and intense story about a West African boy, which has been called “startling” and “stunning” and praised by just about everyone for its [&hellip
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