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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

“When the Europeans took blacks as slaves in the US, our ancestors brought their culture with them. They mixed their music with modern instruments, and created the blues, and that invented rock n roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, everything. The blues comes from here. We sing, we cry, and it brings you into a trance. […]

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

“Unlike the landscape, the people living in the Sahel are anything but homogenous. In every town is another language, culture, tradition, a demonstration of vastness of human complexity… so it goes with the guitar.” The Sahel is the region in Africa where desert becomes savanna—a scrubby, harsh blur of land that stretches across the entire […]