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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

Marlon Bishop appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Chicago Underground Duo

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The genre-bending jazz explorers the Chicago Underground Duo play Brooklyn's Issue Project Room tonight. Download their James Bond flick-worthy "Spy on the Floor" here.

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Gig Alert: Orgone

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Cali deep-funk revivalists play Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Download the band's greasy, Afrobeat-flavored "Cali Fever" here.

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Gig Alerts: Kato Hideki

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Kato Hideki is one of Japan's biggest names in the new music and noise music worlds. Download his solo-bass piece, "Turbulent Zone," here.

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GIg Alert: Charlie Hunter

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Multi-tasking jazz guitarist extraordinaire Charlie Hunter begins his Cameo residency tonight. Download his swinging, NOLA-style "Antoine" here.

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Brooklyn's West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's a holiday twice over for New Yorkers and others with ties to the Caribbean.  Labor Day also is the day for the annual West Indian American Day Parade. The Brooklyn event is one of the largest in the city.


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Gig Alert: Sabrina Lastman Quartet

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sabrina Lastman mixes jazz with an Afro-Uruguayan rhythm called candombe. Download her contemplative ballad "Color de Arena"

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Brooklyn's West Indian Day Carnival: A Panorama of Steel Drums

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's often said that the Trinidadian steel pan is the only acoustic instrument invented in the twentieth century. This Saturday, it gets the spotlight at the steel drum "Panorama" competition.

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Gig Alert: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tonight at Iridium, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra plays Bjork covers with an 18-piece jazz orchestra. Download his freewheeling arrangement of the Icelandic singer's "Army of Me."

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Gig Alert: Snehasish Mozumder

Friday, September 03, 2010

Few know that the mandolin has a place on the Classical Indian stage. Snehasish Mozumder is one of his country’s mandolin masters. Download his track "Shyam on Eleven" here.

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Labor Day, West Indian Style

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The West Indian Day Carnival is a five-day festival that includes some of the Caribbean's best music and New York City's largest parade. Find out more with WNYC's guide.

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Gig Alert: DJ Rehka

Thursday, September 02, 2010

DJ Rehka, New York's bhangra queen, performs at SOBs tonight. Download "Bhanghall," from her Basement Bhangra album.

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Gig Alert: Rupa and the April Fishes

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tonight, World Music newcomers Rupa and the April Fishes play at Joe's Pub. Download "Espero La Luna," a gypsy-flavored ska romp from their upcoming album Este Mundo.

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Gig Alert: Gonzalo Grau y La Clave Secreta

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gonzalo Grau y la Clave Secreta bring its jazzed-up Afro-Latin dance tunes to Joe's Pub tonight. Download the high-octane timba jam "Calle Luna, Calle Sol."

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NY Supreme Court Allows Vendors to Sell Work in City Parks

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It looks like the city's art vendors aren't going anywhere, for now. On Monday, a justice from the New York State Supreme Court upheld a ruling that temporarily stops the city from limiting the number of artists selling their work in several city parks.

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Gig Alert: John Forté

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The former Fugees collaborator plays City Winery tonight. Download his new track "Focus Up."

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Gig Alert: ELEW

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The "rock-jazz" pianist plays Highline tonight. Download his muscular solo-piano rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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American Folk Museum Mired in Debt

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The American Folk Art Museam is struggling to pay a $32 million dollar bond. They're not the only museum flailing in the downturn. Find out what's going on with NYC museum finances.

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CT Native American Tribe Gets a Piece of Broadway

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A casino resort owned by the Eastern Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot tribe bought a stake in one of Broadway's biggest theaters this week.

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No Instruments Required: The Body Music Festival Returns

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Body Music Festival showcases the capabilities of the human instrument. Take Keith Terry's crash course in body music.

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Musical Saw All-Stars

Thursday, August 05, 2010

There are dozens of music festivals every summer in New York City, but not too many of them could double as a carpentry convention.

This Saturday, musicians from around the world will convene at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria for the annual New York City Musical Saw Festival with the unusual combination of carpenter’s saws and violin bows in tow.

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