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Hugh Masekela

 
Ratatat by Timothy Saccenti

Melody Maestros: As Ratatat, Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have a penchant for making catchy yet cerebral instrumentals, featuring smart interplay between guitar, synthesizers, and crisp beats

“I was so into [Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass]. I had all of his records,” says multi-instrumentalist/producer Evan Mast,…

July 8th, 2015 | | Features
Ladysmith

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The man, better known simply as Joseph Shabalala and founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, would eventually help change the direction of world music.

August 28th, 2013 | | Today in History

Citizen of the World

On March 4, 1932, Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her career spanned half a century until her death…

March 4th, 2011 | | Today in History
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Issue 39

The start of 2010 marks the first time Wax Poetics has devoted an entire issue to modern African music. And…

January 13th, 2010 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Issue 19

Issue 19

Joe Bataan is a New York legend in salsa, boogaloo/soul, disco, and even hip-hop circles for his numerous contributions. New…

October 31st, 2006 | | Wax Poetics Magazine