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The Rhythm Foundation staff eats lunch together on Thursdays and talks about programming, shares music, makes plans. With TWO* Best of Miami awards in today’s 2016 New Times’ Best of Miami, we sat together in congratulatory happiness.   *Best Music Festival (TransAtlantic Festival) and Best Venue for Local Acts (North Beach Bandshell)… Read more »

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Marco Benevento has premiered a new music video for his single “Dropkick”! The song hints at what’s to come on his next studio album, The Story of Fred Short, due out in Spring 2016. #TBT It has been a little over a month since we got the chance to see Marco perform this… Read more »

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Tropicult.com recently published a feature about Hailu Mergia, from Ethopia’s ‘golden age of jazz’ – recently rediscovered living and working in exile in Washington DC. Cult-label Awesome Tapes of Africa re-released his classic recordings, and launched the career of venerable accordion master on a second wind. Read the interview here: Hailu… Read more »

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Cheesehead Productions has posted a few videos recorded at Night 1 of Seaside Sessions, which featured Brika and Marco Benevento. Enjoy!   All Right David Bowie, this is for you….  The keyboard wizard saluted a role model: Marco Benevento: Limbs of a Pine

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Brika, a young chanteuse from Miami, with classic trip-hop vocal inflection, poised to take music lovers everywhere by storm. Born and raised in Miami, she released her debut CD in 2014, followed by select live appearances across the US including a groundbreaking collaboration with NuDeco Ensemble. Cryptic lyricism and stripped down… Read more »