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The Very Best | MTMTMK

"World music" is an archaic label, but there's no better way to describe the Very Best's MTMTMK .
Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  July 20, 2012

M.I.A.: Fixing the glitch

Monday night, mid-set on stage at Royale, it almost seemed like Maya Arulpragasam, a/k/a M.I.A., had had it.
And talking the talk
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010

Photos: Eek-a-Mouse at the Middle East Downstairs

Eek-a-Mouse, live at the Middle East Downstairs, July 23, 2009
Eek-a-Mouse, live at the Middle East Downstairs, July 23, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  July 31, 2009

Timeline: Reggae in Boston

A timeline of reggae milestones in Boston
1968 - 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009

Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009

Desert People

At the decks, Clouds was owning the room and the dancing crowd, dropping ridiculously hot dancehall reggae.
Music seen at the White Heart, June 27, 2007
By TODD RICHARD  |  July 03, 2007


Rebel rouser

As a producer at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in the ’60s and later at his own Black Ark studio, Lee “Scratch” Perry played a critical role in developing the steady grooves of ska and roots into the addled atmospherics of dub.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry speaks
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  December 05, 2006


“People have this kind of problem with me,” says Lady Sovereign over the phone from her London home. “They think they know me, and they don’t know me — and it’s dis gustin ’.” Lady Sovereign, "Gatheration" (mp3)
Lady Sovereign sets her sights on the US
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 20, 2006

Número uno

Tego Calderón’s debut album, 2003’s El abayarde , caught the ears of both the reggaetón street and the critical elite. The rise of reggaeton: From Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón, and beyond. By Wayne Marshall
Tego Calderón hits a reggaetón peak
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  October 20, 2006


When in 2002 Francisco "Luny" Saldana and Victor “Tunes” Cabrera left their jobs at a Harvard University cafeteria to make music full-time as Luny Tunes, the word “reggaetón” meant nothing to most English speakers. Listen to five Luny Tunes classics
The rise and triumph of Luny Tunes
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  July 25, 2006

Beneath the skin

You don’t have to go to Haiti to find simmering and sometimes explosive hatred between those light-skinned and those dark.
PBRC digs deep in Yellowman  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 15, 2006


The rise of reggaeton

That beat you’ve been hearing — the steady boom-ch-boom-chick  rattling the trunks of passing cars and moving masses in the club — isn’t just another fleeting hip-hop trend.
From Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón, and beyond
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 19, 2006