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Sharing the Same Air: Raven Chacon in Concert

November 30, 2016

Sharing the Same Air: Raven Chacon in Concert Among all the invective, babble, and rage of this American election year, even someone with a deep concern for environmental politics could forget that 2016 is the centennial of the National Park Service. Maybe that sounds less important than the approach of a disastrously bigoted president-elect, yet... 

Side-by-Side: Tombed Visions Bring Fire Music For the Trump Era

November 17, 2016

Side-by-Side: Tombed Visions Bring Fire Music For the Trump Era I’m writing this on Thursday 9th November, the day we in Europe woke up to the results of the US election. (SPOILER WARNING! STOP READING NOW IF YOU’VE YET TO SEE THE FINAL EPISODE). I’ve spent the day lurching from wry sarcasm, to confused rage, to hopeful optimism. Walking along... 

Zeena Parkins: Modernizing the Harp and Jolting the Ear

November 8, 2016

Zeena Parkins: Modernizing the Harp and Jolting the Ear Outside a small church in Brooklyn, a crowd lingers in the September air, delaying facing the pine-scented humidity inside. A modest drum kit and a small harp wait in front of the pulpit. The triangular harp catches the eye, a sleek, minimalist update of its bulky orchestral ancestor. Two musicians...