Last week we told you about the African Gambian Pouched Rat's reemergence on Grassy Key. Now comes an organization headquartered in Tanzania called APOPO, dedicated to training African Gambian pouched rats to detect land mines and tuberculosis. When trained, they're dubbed HeroRATS. Bart Weetjens, ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from d ... More >>
Rival world-music labels release solid new compilations from the motherland
Ain't no fairy tale. A doctoral student aims to save a disappearing breed.
Live at Couleur Café (Crammed Discs)
Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>
God, what have you done?
Caribbean Sounds Great
Cesaria Evora sings songs of love and longing, but her memories are full of something else
An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey (Putumayo)
Even half a world away from the scene of the crime, the legacy of apartheid still haunts South Africa's white expatriates
Julian Jorge Reyes was a child of Castro's revolution who turned against his leader. Now he's taking on el exilio.
Six months ago Tony Aguiar was a Fort Lauderdale yacht broker with a penchant for the high life. Today he's on the lam in Cuba.