Music Interviews


Thu November 6, 2014
The Record

A Rational Conversation: The 20-Year-Old Album That's MF DOOM's Missing Link

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 4:15 pm

Rapper DOOM, Zev Lov X of KMD, performs at the I'll Be Your Mirror festival in London, July 2011.
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Tue November 4, 2014
Microphone Check

Dante Ross: 'We Wanted Our Own Universe'

Dante Ross at an Anthony Hamilton performance in New York City in 2006.
Ray Tamarra Getty Images


Tue November 4, 2014

In Music, Carlos Santana Seeks The Divine

Carlos Santana uses music to reflect on his career in this week's episode of Alt.Latino.
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Tue November 4, 2014
Michel Martin, Going There

Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 4:10 am

Carlos Santana visits NPR for an interview about his new memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Carlos Santana has won 10 Grammys and sold more than 100 million records. He has become one of the world's most celebrated musicians, a destiny that was difficult to imagine during his childhood in a small Mexican town. His father, also a musician, was Santana's first teacher, but he really learned his craft playing on the street and in strip clubs in Tijuana.

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Sun November 2, 2014
Music Interviews

Reconnecting The Circuit Of Puerto Rican Identity Through Music

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 1:50 pm

Miguel Zenón's new album is titled Identities Are Changeable.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent are a diverse group. Some were born in Puerto Rico, some have never set foot on the island, and everyone else falls somewhere between.

But they do share a special identity, calling themselves "Nuyoricans." And when you look over the long list of notable Nuyoricans — everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor to Jennifer Lopez — it's kind of amazing how much they've contributed to American culture.

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