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Juba Kalamka

Juba Kalamka

Jeff Buckley Around the World

by Juba Kalamka on January 12 2010, 12:00PM

The posthumous DVD/CD set captures the best of the artist’s live performances

Topics: Arts & Culture

Darius Rucker Crosses Country Music’s Color Line

by Juba Kalamka on November 25 2009, 12:00PM

The former star of Hootie & the Blowfish becomes the first Black man to win the Country Music Association award for best new artist.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on November 23 2009, 12:00PM

Reviews of Cowboy Troy’s album Loco Motive and Toby Keith’s White Trash With Money,

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ruth Brown And Q-Tip Are Back

by Juba Kalamka on November 6 2009, 12:00PM

A survey of soul history, and a glimpse at the future of hip-hop.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Joy of Patti Austin

by Juba Kalamka on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

After more than 50 years of making music, the R&B singer still sounds excited about the possibilities.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: Darius Rucker

by Juba Kalamka on September 23 2009, 12:00PM

Learn to Live reflects on reaching middle-age with a raw and honest vulnerability.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: Asobi Seksu

by Juba Kalamka on September 9 2009, 12:00PM

The duo’s new album Hush is sprawling and ethereal in one moment and intensely focused in others.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: TV on the Radio

by Juba Kalamka on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

TV on the Radio’s third album, Dear Science, is flecked with Obama-esque hope.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: Girl In A Coma

by Juba Kalamka on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The new album from the San Antonio, Texas–based trio is well worth the wait.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Band Called Pain

by Juba Kalamka on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The Black heavy metal quartet has produced an album that belies simple racialized aesthetics.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Rapping Whiteness

by Juba Kalamka on March 31 2009, 12:00PM

The hip-hop group AntiRacist 15 uses community organizing as a model for music that inspires.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Book Reviews

by Juba Kalamka on March 24 2009, 12:00PM

Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South and Speaking From the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

N.O.H.A.Dive in Your Life(Unique Records)Based in Cologne, Germany, the multiethnic collective N.O.H.A. (Noise of Human Art) has been a staple of the European club music scene for the last 10 years. They’ve opened and toured with a slew of major…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on May 17 2007, 12:00PM

Reviews of new releases from Public Enemy, Shock G and Teena Marie.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

Queer Gothic Soul on Misogyny, Sexism and the Middle East.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Race Records

by Juba Kalamka on September 20 2005, 12:00PM

Zap Mama Ancestry in Progress (V2/BMG)The highly anticipated follow-up to 2000’s A Ma Zone finds frontwoman Marie Daulne using a pastiche of sound effects as metaphor for personal and familial histories. Ancestry’s spread of Daulne’s trademark chirping, raspy vocal gymnastics…

Topics: Arts & Culture

How Can I Be Down? A bisexual black man’s take on “the down low.”

by Juba Kalamka on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality