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K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'

The Somali-born rapper rose to global fame when his song "Wavin' Flag" became the unofficial anthem of the World Cup in South Africa and a No. 1 hit in 18 countries. On his latest album, K'Naan remains a versatile and powerful songwriter.

Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

The singer-songwriter reflects on abandoning the studio life for the mountains in an effort to rediscover his passion for music.

Music Review: Ron Miles Trio's 'Quiver'

Ron Miles is not well known outside the jazz world. But to fans and musicians, Miles is considered one of the best trumpeters out there. The Ron Miles Trio recently released a new album, Quiver.
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Headphones, Technology And Culture

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.


Kaki King: A Guitar Wizard Conjures New Colors

The notorious shredder says her latest album began as a set of solo guitar pieces — but once she entered the studio, she enhanced them using every instrument at her disposal.

'Looper': A World Of Musical Clicks And Pops

The score of the time-travel thriller has little in common with the slick orchestral scores of science-fiction classics. Composer Nathan Johnson found his source material by immersing himself in the sounds of the film.