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.




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