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Interview: Wim Wenders takes 3D one step further
Some are surprised that Wim Wenders, like fellow veteran of the '70s New German Cinema Werner Herzog, has embraced something as newfangled as 3D.
| January 20, 2012
"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim
The Academy just announced its short list of nine candidates for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars. They are: Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; Canada,...
| January 18, 2012
Cuban and Brazilian imports, plus homeboy Ran Blake
Groove isn't everything, but it'll do.
| October 29, 2010
Primo Cubano at Havana South, September 15
I hadn't planned on going out that Wednesday, but sipping a cocktail while getting some writing done sounded too good to pass up.
| September 24, 2010
As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
| January 01, 2010
Battle of the banned
It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
| March 02, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
Fourth quarter earnings
Times a-wastin' on 2008, so before it's too late, here's a handful of discs that have caught my ear over the past few months.
Haden, Hunter, Rollins, Mela, Bley, and e.s.t.
| December 16, 2008
Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
| December 01, 2008
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
| November 18, 2008
What began as a way to give audiences a closer look at its dancers and choreographers an opportunity to showcase new work has become an integral part of Festival Ballet Providence’s season: the “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series.
Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
| November 05, 2008
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
| November 03, 2008
As with anything Cuban, politics is never far away.
Music from the Edge of Time | Shout! Factory
| July 23, 2007
What we get on his latest outing is more often Miles’d-up trancy electric Afropop than what you might think of as Afro-Cuban jazz.
Promise | Otá
| June 12, 2007
Not only will the revolution be televised, it will be performed to Afro-Cuban rhythms twice nightly with the Buena Vista Social Club all tuxedoed up.
Viva las ropas viejas
| February 14, 2007
The red-faced trumpet player screeches into the upper register as a jumble of timbales and turntable noise surges through the PA.
The Cat Empire’s circus of sounds
| February 06, 2007
Back to the earth
‘I didn’t want to be a salsa singer — I wanted to be a singer .’
Mili Bermejo’s aesthetic gravity
| January 30, 2007
The news from Africa
Top 10 lists are always arbitrary, especially when applied to a “genre” as sprawling as world music.
A year in world music
| December 18, 2006
Music and macho
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul a valiant effort by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin to match what Wim Wenders did with Cuban music in Buena Vista Social Club : put the fabulously myriad sounds of Turkish music on the international map.
Fatih Akin in Turkey, Valentino in a tie
| August 23, 2006
Gorillaz in the midst
Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
| May 17, 2006
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