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Choir power

The Romantic notion of artistic merit is that one must plumb the depths of despair to emerge with great work — and that the finest triumphs are often born of the direst misery.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo raise their voices
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 05, 2010
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Joy, not jamming

In 1992, Nigerian juju master King Sunny Adé and his African Beats played the Park Plaza Hotel ballroom as part of the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival. What I remember most vividly is the hypnotic overlap of undulating guitar lines.
King Sunny Adé and his African Beats, live at the Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 15, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

It’s been two decades since Paul Simon ushered this South African a cappella group onto the world stage.
Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zula | Heads Up
By BANNING EYRE  |  January 14, 2008
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Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008
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Too many shows

If this winter’s concert scene were a crazy tag-team wrestling match, rock would be the ass-kicking king of the ring.
A hot winter concert season
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006


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Inside AWAL

Playing middleman between emerging artists and the digital marketplace, Artists Without a Label is quietly reinventing the music industry, one download at a time.
A behind-the-scenes look at the men who put the Arctic Monkeys and the Editors on the map
By IAN SANDS  |  June 12, 2006
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Doin’ it live

The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
 
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 09, 2006