Stories about All Ears

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

A new sound system and renovated space, a collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, youth programs, a cross-border documentary—what can't this cultural academy (and band) do?

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth

The brilliant blues-jazz singer digs deep into her past for latest release—and puts one over on Elvis.

John Pizzarelli salutes ‘swinging’ Nat King Cole at 100

The jazz guitarist speaks about his connection to the velvet-voiced legend and new album, 'For Centennial Reasons'

The raver soul of Yoshi Flower

"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.

Exploring the ‘Convergence’ of Yiddish and African American spiritual music

Singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell reactivates a bedrock of American music: Black people and Jews jamming together.

Finding out why ‘All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black’

Composer Mark Montgomery French tells another side of American musical history with his multimedia presentation at MOAD.

Solate finds lush, soulful music in intimate connections

Local quartet speaks about its tuneful progression and celebrates the release of new album 'Like a River Does,' Sun/17.

DJ Spooky spins the Web in YBCA’s ‘Quantopia’

The electronic music wiz speaks about his new multimedia performance, which explores the history and effects of the Internet.

Somi sings of Harlem immigrants (and gentrification’s effects) on ‘Petite Afrique’

Jazz and global sounds combine on acclaimed artist's latest, reflecting her journey between Africa and New York.

Review: A very full evening with Erykah Badu at the Warfield

The Neo-Soul goddess took her sweet time, but once she let her hair down there was no stopping her.