Category: Editor’s Note

World Music

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About 20 years ago, World Circuit Records launched Buena Vista Social Club – probably the biggest phenomenon ever in world music. At the time, I was fortunate enough to work at Atlantic/Nonesuch Records and attended the group’s historic 1998 concert at Carnegie Hall. It was a thrilling performance and the beginning of a fascinating trend in musical history.

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Improvisation

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This month on 21CM.org, we look at the broad definition of improvisation and its impact on the future of the art form.

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Environment

You’ve probably noticed a pattern on 21CM – a shifting between the artist and the business of making music. This month we conflate the two, looking at the environment that influences musicians and their work.

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