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Q&A WITH RQM

by cheryl santa maria From his slick production and catchy lyrics to his pounding bass and supersonic beats, RQM is proving to be an intuitive emcee with an ability to create music that is nothing short of bliss. The up-and-coming artist seems to be everywhere nowadays – he’s performed alongside heavyweights like Missy Elliot and [...]

QC INTERVIEW: ASA

by marc amigone (photo by andreas terlaak) If Bob Marley and India Arie had a daughter and raised her in Nigeria, she would probably look and sound like Asa, the Nigerian singer who’s first full-length album just hit U.S. markets January 27, 2009 on Downtown Records’ new imprint, Mercer St. Records. Yesterday I had the [...]

FELA! A STORY OF MUSIC AND PROTEST

by marc amigone Fela!, an offbroadway musical that runs through the end of September at 37 Arts Theater, celebrates the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti by bringing his music to life with captivating choreography, telling part of his story, and paying tribute to the legacy of his international protest voice. An ensemble cast of twenty-six [...]