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Pon Di Wire: Bob’s Mom Passes, Mavado Denied U.S. Entry, Israel Vibration

Bob Marley’s mother, Cedella Marley Booker, died at her home in Florida last Tuesday, April 8. She was 81. Ms Booker, who was honored in a memorial service yesterday, was not only the King of Reggae’s mom, but an author and artist in her own right who recorded several albums and remained active in her community to the end.

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Mutek 2008 Full Lineup Revealed

Four venues, nearly 100 panelists, 50 performances, and a boatload of artists should make this year's Mutek festival worth the $165 fee being charged for the pass, but if that isn't enough to entice you to Montreal, the lineup, revealed today in full, should help.

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  • 04/16/2008

Loyalty

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  • 04/16/2008

Audion Announces New EP

Audion's forthcoming Billy Says Go EP came into being when the title track landed in the hands of a few DJs and requests for more started pouring in. And though the three songs contained on the EP–set for release May 28 via Spectral Sound–don't bear titles quite as suggestive as 2005's "Just Fucking" or 2006's "Mouth to Mouth," Billy Says Go nonetheless contains that seductive flavor generally associated with Audion's music. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2008

Sunrise

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  • 04/14/2008

Seun Kuti Tours U.S., Issues Debut Album

When Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, the world was temporarily left without his pioneering Nigerian funk sounds. Luckily, Fela’s oldest son Femi quickly appeared, releasing his strong debut, Fight To Win, in 2001. However, it was obvious that the Kuti scion intended to not only honor his father’s well-established rhythm, but also incorporate Western R&B, hip-hop, and electronic influences. Femi found a new audience, but fans of his father’s organic groove were left wanting more.

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  • 04/14/2008

Christopher Willits Tour Kicks off Today

Christopher Willits–multi-instrumentalist, producer, and XLR8R TV star–will take a break from making music to hit several cities in the U.S. and Canada with drone-ambient duo Stars of the Lid. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2008

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