did music start happening in one place ?
The New York Times had a very interesting article on April 14 by Nicholas Wade titled “Phonetic Clues Hint Language is African-born.” There are striking similarities in 500 languages throughout the world. Click-using African languages have 100 phonemes. Hawaiian has only 13, English has 43, so the further from the source the fewer the phonemes, …Read More
The Montreal Jazz Festival : Reuniting With Taj Mahal after 40 years
The Montreal Jazz Festival is one of the great musical joie de vivre blow-outs on the planet. I’ve been going to it since l999, when I did a story about it for Travel + Leisure. The most memorable concert I have gone to was Joao Gilberto, the great bossa nova guitarist and singer, six or …Read More