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    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Gaby Moreno

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    Hitting the road with Ani DiFranco as a follow-up to her national touring debut with no less a superstar than Tracy Chapman, Gaby Moreno will have to follow-up her debut album, Still the Unknown with a title more befitting her potential breakout. She’s already got some surprises up her sleeve for the second act.

  • Confessions of an Ex-Doofus Itchyfooted Mutha

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  • Steal This Music

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  • Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth

    Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth

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  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    Zack Snyder‘s cinematic version of Alan Moore‘s ground breaking graphic novel is about to hit theaters. Moore wants nothing to do with it. S D Green offers a review of the source material that proved a landmark moment in comic book history, and that has many fans divided about the upcoming adaptation.

  • Madvillain

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  • Bee Thousand

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  • J Dilla

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