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Herbs Write the Reggae Soundtrack to New Zealand’s 1980s Protest Movement

Herbs’ debut ‘Whats’ Be Happen?’ is more than just a stirring example of the spread of reggae across Oceania in the 1970s: it's an important political document that teaches us about a time in New Zealand’s history and a symbol of resistance.

Turning Spaces into Pieces of Music with Nicolas Godin

Sam Bonham speaks with Nicolas Godin—one half of French band Air—about the dance between visual and auditory, sound and space, as he writes the work of Le Corbusier into a single track.

Nils Frahm on Improvising Life and Music in Berlin

Sam Bonham speaks with Berlin-based musician Nils Frahm about the beauty in making music after dark, whether it's classical or electronic or somewhere in between.

Mu Tunç’s Cinematic Ode to Istanbul’s Punk History

Joseph Pomp speaks with filmmaker Mu Tunç about Istanbul’s hardcore punk history and why, in fact, it’s unsurprising that such a genre should emerge in the cosmopolitan epicenter of Turkey.

From Lyttelton, New Zealand, to the Big Time; the World is Marlon Williams’s Amphitheatre

Pre-world tour, Marlon Williams speaks with Ghita Loebenstein about his Māori heritage, the Gram Parsons CD that lured him to country music, and the familiar smell of the Christchurch air.

Moving Through Seventy States with Solange Knowles Ferguson

In collaboration with Spanish photographer Carlota Guerrero and director Alan Ferguson, Solange Knowles Ferguson explores black womanhood through a digital dossier of movement, repetition and landscape for the Tate Modern.

The Sounds of Tokyo; a City of Records

Anna Snoekstra guides us through the city’s unmarked independent record shops and music megastores in search of those rare finds.

Daymé Arocena Creates the New Sound of Cuba

Daymé Arocena takes us to the streets of Havana in her latest record ‘Cubafonía’, where a backdrop of soul, jazz, salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms supports her bold and tender voice.

Screaming Through the Silence

Greg Holland discovers Yangon’s punk scene—a movement that arose in rebellion to the political and cultural landscape of Burma’s past.

Music Review / Brazil

“I can’t always work out whether I am in a dark jazz club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side or dancing in Copacabana.”

Olivia Dennis on Eliane Elias’s Dance of Time