If you’ve heard of Daniel Ho, it’s most likely from his recent concerts and recordings of Hawaiian music on ukulele
Today, cumbia is one of the most popular and widespread genres in Latin America. Its roots are in Colombia, but cumbia is a blend of music and cultural traditions from indigenous Colombians, Africans, and Europeans, particularly the Spanish. It first began near the ports and coastal settlements where Spanish traders and descendents of African slaves settled.
The corporate world and the rock world are not as dissimilar as one might think. Being a CEO, or even managing a staff of employees, can be a lot like leading a band. The parallels between the two are indisputable. Charting a direction, team building, hiring and firing, and communicating ideas are all equally applicable job-related concepts whether you’re the head of a company, a department, or a band. Stu Kemper of Dublin, Ohio, and Ozzy Nelson of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are both bandleaders and bosses at their companies.
By day, members of Lenox Underground run law firms, head marketing companies, and raise families. The seven bandmates, ranging in age from 49 to 59, juggle the responsibilities of life, while having fun in a band. And beyond all that—they give back every cent they make from gigs to their charity, the Lenox Underground Foundation, […]
At the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas, music lovers can discover how blues and gospel music grew along the Arkansas Delta. The Center comprises a Visitor’s Center on Cherry Street in Helena, Arkansas, and The Depot, a former train depot located on Missouri Street.
For anyone seeing an authentic bluegrass band for the first time, the unique instrumentation, driving tempos, soulful harmonies, and fierce, piercing tenor singing can be a lot to take. The sharp suits and masterfully virtuosic musicianship defy any “hillbilly” stereotype of its southern Appalachian roots, and it’s hard to disagree that ace bluegrass musicians are […]
In performance, mistakes can be debilitating if you let them be. But unless it causes a real train-wreck onstage, they are far from harmful.
To Jeneda and Clayson Benally, passing music and traditions on to the next generation is critical. Their family shares traditional Diné (Navajo) dances with some of the same festival audiences where the duo’s punk band, Sihasin, spreads its message of hope. Born into a political land dispute on the Black Mesa Navajo Reservation, where a […]
This year we made a point of stepping up our YouTube video channel. With gear reviews on everything from organs to acoustic-electric guitars, plus a slew of online lessons, travel features, and magazine issue trailers, you can now visit us from any device and push PLAY on content that was once only available in our […]