With an oddly prodigious appetite, Pizzicato Five consumes musical genres: dance, trance, jungle, James Bond soundtrack, bossa nova, lounge, pop, musique concrete, classical. Since 1985, P5 has seen various members come and go. It now exists as the condensed duo of singer Maki Nomiya and composer/mix
On certain streets of Northern India it is not the classical sitar of Ravi Shankar that spills from markets and open air restaurants: it's the music of Najma Akhtar.
For those who want more juice than the old-school Shankar offers, Akhtar represents the next generation. She backs up classic ghazal
Henry Threadgill's music might best be described by the name of his band: Very Very Circus. His circus of sound combines traditional jazz instruments with strings, accordions, and tubas, and integrates influences from Mexico, Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. Out of this eccentric multiplicity emerges an
DJ Spooky was born Paul D. Miller in 1970 in Washington DC. His father was a lawyer and Howard University professor who passed away when Miller was only three years old, leaving his son an extensive collection of records. Though his father was absent, the record collection allowed Miller to get acqua