We spoke with Nigerian bandleader Femi Kuti before his vibrant show in the summer heat of Central Park's SummerStage. Kuti spoke his mind on the current affairs of the world, warning that if no major changes come soon, revolution may spread to Europ and the USA.
We spoke with legendary Turkish musician Erdal Erzincan before his U.S. debut as a soloist to a sold out crowd at The Graduate Center's Elebash Recital Hall. Playing a baglama, a long-necked lute from West Asia, Erzincan performed stunning improvisations on the folk music of the Alevi people, a mystical Sufi sect to which he belongs. The performance was part of the Live@365 world music series.The interview and translation were completed with the help of Ozan Aksoy.
Sharon Jones said of Brooklyn, "It's great to be home," as she sang to a packed...View gallery
We spoke with Graham Fink and Andrew Heringer of L.A. indie folk band Milo Greene before their well-attended gig at the Mercury Lounge. In our chat we learned the story of the band's name, their cinematic inklings and the homogenization of the Brooklyn and L.A. indie rock scenes. Music video courtesy of Milo Greene.
Nonstop Sound spoke with Gregg Gillis -- aka Girl Talk -- before his toilet paper-clogged bonanza at the Catalpa Festival on Randall's Island. Gillis spoke of the importance of a visceral live performance and his relentless attack on the audience in hopes that everyone will have a good time, whether they like it or not.