‘Evolution Is Part of Tradition,' Says Makaya McCraven

Every day, we have so many options to make, and we're continuously improvising them, much like in jazz," explains Makaya McCraven, a drummer and composer. "Even when we try to order and sanitize the world so that we can function, we're improvising in various frameworks." It's all a way of expressing existence." McCraven, 38, is […]

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Alvin Lucier, 90, American Avant-Garde Composer Passed Away

Alvin Lucier, a composer whose investigations into the physical qualities of sound established him as a key figure in the US avant-garde, has died at the age of 90. According to the New York Times, his daughter said that difficulties after a fall were the reason. "The great Alvin Lucier has died," his ex-wife Mary […]

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Why Rihanna Is a National Hero in Barbados

The timing of Rihanna's appointment as a national hero of Barbados, which coincides with the country's transition to independence, could not be more perfect. Not only has she been the country's official ambassador for culture and youth since 2018, but she is also its most renowned citizen and champion. Her Bajan accent has never been […]

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No. 1: The Church Competes with LadBaby and Adele

Even though the sausage-roll-loving dad and his family have yet to disclose if they are fighting for this year's prized Christmas Number 1, the bookmakers' choice is LadBaby. According to the bookmakers, Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and Abba are all in the race. However, they are suddenly up against competition from an unusual source. […]

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Josephine Baker: A Timely Addition to the Panthéon

A mournful inscription reads, "To Great Men From a Grateful Nation," above the portico columns of the Panthéon in Paris, which was constructed the year following the assault of the Bastille. From Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jean Moulin, the magnificent monument has been the resting place of masculine heroes of the French country for well over […]

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No One Can Stop Little Simz on the Mike!

Little Simz is a prominent lady in British rap and an MC whose wit matches that of more well-known artists. Both Stormzy and Kendrick Lamar have praised her abilities. However, on the first night of a UK and Ireland tour, she seemed to be less concerned with hefty labels and more concerned with having a […]

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