Qawwali, the enchanting song of the Sufis, still possesses the devotees of the Nizamuddin Auliya shrine in Delhi.
Songs for the furloughed and frustrated.
The writer-musician rewrites the Battle Hymn in his new novel, The Good Lord Bird.
Tracing Antifolk’s aesthetics and community, from the Lower East Side to Berlin.
An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.
How do you solve a problem like Beyoncé? With her autobiography pic and some drag artists from the ’80s.
Matt Korvette of the punk band Pissed Jeans on pain, fashion fetishes, and redirecting the male gaze
Amid violence and devastation, a thriving, transgressive music.
Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich on protest, art, and freedom
Artist Chad Wys gives us a peek into the music he listens to while he works.
Instead of using her closing statement to express remorse, Yekaterina Samutsevich of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot talked about Putin, power, and the subversive potential of images.
Don’t harass me on my email, don’t stalk me on the apps that I use, says Crystal Harris after receiving a pop-up message asking her to share her email with the Romney campaign.
Making music in war-torn Eastern Congo
M.I.A. likes to portray herself as a revolutionary, but if the “Bad Girls” video is any indication, she’s more interested in pandering to Western stereotypes of Arab countries.
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
|December 16th is the Haiti Benefit at The Living Room. The lineup includes Matt Singer, Great Elk, Casey Shea, Ryan Hobbler and Wynn Walent. Proceeds will go to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International.|
|Join Guernica for an evening filled with food, drinks, music, readings, auctions, celebrities, honorees, and more fun than should be allowed at a benefit.|
The genre- and language-blending Mexican-American singer discusses “Indian-ness,” making music in the land of cultural chameleons, and says she may never be hip in the U.S. But her songs might be the most eloquent response yet to the likes of Joe “You Lie” Wilson.