Jazz, Folk & World Music
(IRL) Contemporary, but distinctively North African, this exuberant, confident set sounds like the soundtrack for a film about the early hopes of the Arab spring . Imed Alibi is a Tunisian percussionist who has worked with everyone from rock band...
Hangtown Dancehall (A Tale of the California Gold Rush) is an ambitious 'folk-opera' by Eric Brace and Karl Straub. There are several reasons why it is an artistic success.
Facial hair is back in fashion and – surely a not-unrelated phenomenon – folk has returned to the mainstream.
Box sets this colossal should come with roadmaps. At 34 discs, the set will surely intimidate the novice listener.