World Music Mixtape

Since last November’s Luaka Bop spotlight, I’ve disgracefully neglected my world music search. Hoping to make up for lost time, I asked my coworkers to share some of their favorite albums from our World Music collection. Here are their responses…
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July 4th Burger Blues

The Fourth of July was a tough holiday for me. It’s not a lack of patriotism, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s the barbecues. You’d think I’d have gotten used to not eating meat after so long, but man. Just thinking about some nice grilled hamburgers gets me ready to abandon a decade’s worth of vegetarianism…
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America Will Be!

Last December, still in a post election funk (that has yet to dissipate) and shifting books, I stumbled across an illustrated copy of a Langston Hughes poem, "Let America Be America Again." The poem’s title seemed to riff on a now distant campaign slogan (I never imagined I’d miss the 2016 campaign), and it caught…
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