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    King Sunny Adé's legnthy reign

    King Sunny Adé is the world's first Afro-rock star and the father of what your local record store calls "world music." With such a long history — he has clocked 40 years in the business — it'd be easy to…
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    House of Tudor

    Badi Assad, the baby sister of the well-known Brazilian classical guitar duo the Assad Brothers, has transcended her role as yet another acclaimed guitarist in an already guitar-heavy family with her English-language major-label debut. Chameleon showcases the multi-instrumentalist's shifting hues…
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    Orbital In Sides (Internal/ffrr) Critics of rock music and rock writing have observed that newer forms like ambient and techno, the kind of music made by Britain's Orbital, get less attention than they deserve, perhaps because critics do not know…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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