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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Roy Paci

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scicilian trumpeter and bandleader Roy Paci used to be a sideman for Manu Chao, and it shows in his brand of globalist pop. Download his "Todo Joia Toda Beleza," featuring Manu himself, here.

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Gig Alert: Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hotshot jazz pianist Vijay Iyer teams up with hotshot jazz pianist Craig Taborn for a performance at Columbia's Miller Theater tonight, their New York debut as a duo. Download Iyer's "One for Blount" here.

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Gig Alert: K'naan

Friday, October 08, 2010

Somali-Canadian rapper K'naan brings his pop-friendly, politically-tinged hip-hop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his single "Bam Bam" here.

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Gig Alert: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gregorio Uribe's 16-piece, Afro-Colombian big band plays Zinc Bar tonight. Download his "Caribe Contigo" here.

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Gig Alert: Anat Fort Trio

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Israeli pianist Anat Fort brings her thoughtful, minimalist, jazz to Birdland tonight. Download her "Paul Motian (1)" here.

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Gig Alert: The Underground Horns

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New York City is pulsing with high-octane brass bands these days, and The Underground Horns is one of them. The group releases its debut CD tonight at Nublu. Download "Big Beat" here.

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NY Public Library Names New Leader: Anthony Marx

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The New York Public Library’s board named Anthony Marx its new president on Wednesday. He'll replace outgoing president Paul LeClerc next summer who was behind the helm of the library system for the past 17 years.

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Dominican Bachata Founder Spices Up Tiny Washington Heights Restaurant, Every Friday Night

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Edilio Paredes, one of bachata's founding fathers, has been getting 27 de Febrero diners dancing for 17 years. Check out WNYC's video of the scene at the restaurant and download a free track by Paredes and the Dominican roots group Puerto Plata.

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Gig Alert: Davell Crawford

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

New Orleans piano great Davell Crawford plays the Jazz Standard tonight. Download his ballad "Strange Fruit" here.

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Gig Alert: A.A. Bondy

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A.A. Bondy makes simple folk songs that conjure up a mythical America of empty roads and broken hearts. Download his "I Can See the Pines Are Dancing" here.

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Gig Alert: Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Official "Genius" and jazz futurist, Jason Moran begins a residency at the Village Vanguard this week. Download his Basquiat-inspired "Gangsterism Over 10 Years" here.

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Gig Alert: FELA!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Sahr Ngaujah, lead actor in FELA!, the musical, plays the music of Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti, backed by the able musicians of Antibalas. Download the theatrical version of "Water No Get Enemy," based on the Fela Kuti track of the same name.

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Gig Alert: Buke & Gass

Friday, October 01, 2010

Buke & Gass is finally releasing its much-anticipated record, Riposte. Download "Medulla Oblongata" from the duo's debut album here.

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Gig Alert: Gotan Project

Thursday, September 30, 2010

In the early aughts, the Gotan Project created "Tango electronica," a mix of classic Argentinean tango and trip-hop, long before the current crop of electro-world mash-up artists. Tonight, the group plays Terminal 5. Download the group's new track, "La Gloria," here.

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Gig Alert: Alex Cuba

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba brings his latin-tinged soul and pop to Webster Hall tonight. Download his reggae rhythm love-letter, "Directo" here.

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New York City Bands Tap Into Colombian Music Fever

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Queens is home to a rich Colombian musical community that is mixing traditional Afro-Colombian sounds with contemporary American music in interesting ways. Watch our audio slideshow and download a track by MAKU Soundsystem.

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NY Musical Theater Festival Kicks Off at City Stages

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whether you like to admit it or not, chances are that you have a soft spot for musicals. If so, you're in luck: the New York Musical Theater Festival will present 30 independent musicals from Monday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 17.

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Gig Alert: Khaira Arby

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Malian desert diva Khaira Arby makes her first appearance in the States after 20 years of performing as "the Nightingale of the North" in her country. Download her fuzzed-out Muslim trance jam "Khaira" here.

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Gig Alert: The Jazz Passengers

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Jazz Passengers, veterans of the '80s third-stream jazz scene surrounding John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, play The Jazz Standard tonight with special guest Debbie Harry. Download "Dog in Sand," a 1994 track featuring the Blondie frontwoman.

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Gig Alerts: Itai Kriss (& the Salsa All-Stars)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Itai Kriss, the talented and multi-faceted Israeli flute player, plays tonight with his salsa outfit at Fat Cat. Download his "Danzón No.1" here.

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