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Prince and the Revolution

Behind the Purple Ropes:
Prince and the Revolution

Having gained heavyweight status as James Brown’s tour manager, Alan Leeds was brought on midway through Prince’s 1999 tour as…

April 21st, 2016 | | Features
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Cosmic Heights

That’s the handsome MC Perry Jones onstage. It’s 1974 at a sold-out Madison Square Garden, and Jones is looking out…

February 5th, 2016 | | Articles

Trumpeter/bandleader Todd Simon spins 45s of jazz around the world

Trumpeter/bandleader Todd Simon (Ethio Cali) blesses us with another jazz mixtape. Jazz on 45 Vol. 2 – Jazz Around the World…

October 19th, 2015 | | Mixtape

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
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Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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