New video from the Santuri Project and Soundthread!

In conjunction with Soundthread, our Santuri Project, an exciting initiative based in Dar es Salaam, is doing big things! A documentary is now in the works, too. Check out this small video piece about their time in Nairobi.

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My latest reviews for UNESCO & Smithsonian Folkways

My latest reviews of two albums from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music

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The NOLA Hiphop Archive goes live with launch party!

My NOLA Hiphop Archive goes live with a launch party at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans on December 11th from 6-8pm. Come celebrate with us!

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The New Orleans Film Festival 2014 was a big hit!

The New Orleans Film Festival 2014, its 25th annual celebration, was a big hit. My outdoor screenings were lots of fun, especially our time at the Bywater Brickyard and the Whole Foods on Broad. Thanks to Brantley and the NOLA Drive-In for partnering with us. Stay tuned for more outdoor film screening updates!

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Coverage from the NYT Institute

New article  from the NYT Institute featuring my NOLA Hiphop Archive, Nesby Phips and more

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NOLA Hiphop Videos Live on Music Rising

The mega-site of Gulf South music and culture, Music Rising, just launched yesterday after three years of development. Partners-n-Crime were at the launch party with me to help celebrate (photos below)! 11 of our NOLA Hiphop Archive videos are on the site, direct links below.

Partners N Crime: http://musicrising.tulane.edu/watch/video/417/Nola-Hip-Hop-Archive-Partners-N-Crime

Mannie Fresh: http://musicrising.tulane.edu/watch/video/398/Nola-Hip-Hop-Archive-Mannie-Fresh

Mystikal: http://musicrising.tulane.edu/watch/video/353/Nola-Hip-Hop-Archive-Mystikal

KLC: http://musicrising.tulane.edu/watch/video/386/Nola-Hip-Hop-Archive-KLC

Leroy Precise Edwards: http://musicrising.tulane.edu/watch/video/387/Nola-Hip-Hop-Archive-Leroy-Precise-Edwards

DJ Jubilee: http://musicrising...

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If you don’t know about Soundthread…

…you should get familiar

http://www.soundthread.org/

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Santuri Project 2014 a success!

We had an amazing week in Zanzibar for Sauti za Busara 2014. The inaugural Santuri Project, funded by HIVOS, was a success with two music industry workshops in conjunction with Sam Jones from @soundthread and DJ Sunset Sessions overlooking the Indian Ocean. Lots more news ahead, follow @santuriproject on twitter for more info! And thanks to @uniquitymusic for designing our flyer.

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My new review for Southern Spaces

I reviewed a new book on music and transition in New Orleans for Southern Spaces, check it out here and share!

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The Smoking Section 2013 Finale

The Smoking Section 2013 Finale:

100 Unforgettable Songs That We Loved

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