Like some mutant parking-lot drum circle, this venerable, and truly muscular, Japanese group sets the stage with flutes and chants before exploding into a heart-stopping taiko drum frenzy.
By Fred Goodman on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Since forming in Oakland in the late-'60s, Tower of Power have proven surprisingly resilient: singers come and singers go and most of the rhythm section and the group's signature horns have changed. But the band...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
Five music critics discuss the best, worst, and most significant moments in Latin music this year.
By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.08.14 in Reviews
For all the quality mining of African oldies over three and a half decades, it's not as if the coffers have been exhausted. Far from it, especially judging from this nonstop display of one of the great bands of the Congo...
By Claire Lobenfeld on 11.29.14 in News
Spice, Jamaica's queen of dancehall, is gearing up to release her debut EP So Mi Like It. With her contribution to Vybz Kartel's "Rampin Shop," another bananas collab between the two called "Conjugal Visit" and her most...