Yet more evidence of the rich and varied cultures existing in the broad continent of Africa: Although many of us enjoy getting down on the dance floor to a good beat, this small group in Botswana prefers leather and electric guitar riffs. In 2008, South African photographer Frank Marshall accompanied a South African metal band on a one-gig tour of Gaborone, Botswana's capital. Fusing punk rock fri[...]
In a commercial music industry that seems saturated with superficialities and dance floor anthems, can a female superstar still command our attention without hypersexual lyrics? Alicia Keys, with her foot on the piano pedal, answers with a resounding "yes, she can" on Girl on Fire, her most beautiful album in recent years. We've listened to Alicia grow since she debuted with Songs in A Mino[...]