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Stories written by Pietro Truba

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Sean Blackman's world music: Five years and thousands of air miles lead to Orchestra Hall

By Pietro Truba

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: Music, Ethnic/World

Rain is pounding the roof of Sean Blackman's Clawson bungalow. He and his main collaborator Pathe Jassi are in an open attic room; tapestries decorate the walls, a sword sits by the stairway, and instruments from around the world are strewn across the floor. Jassi hands Blackman back his nylon-strin...[MORE]

Teenage lament: Kevin Barnes from of Montreal talks growing up in Detroit, indie crossover and post-race society

By Pietro Truba

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

We recently chatted with of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes, who talked at length about his time growing up in the greater Detroit area. He also talked about working with godhead producer Jon Brion, race relations and getting beyond genre categorizations. You'll note that of Montreal's star has been...[MORE]