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Imaginary Cubas
On the new DVD version of "The Buena Vista Social Club," director Wim Wenders reveals the unexpected truth about the band and the falsehood of his documentary. [09-11-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Summering
k.d. lang's "Invincible Summer" is filled with the hope, whim , and possibility of love. [08-14-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Poetry Slams
Flamenco singer Vicente Pradal turns the death of a bullfighter into a transcendent song. [07-31-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

World Party
David Byrne's label, Luaka Bop, brings world music to the masses. [07-17-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Cover Stories
The new Calexico album Hot Rail adds three new stencil-spray works aflame in a tinted orange haze to Victor Gastelum's gallery of hybrid chicanismo cool. [06-05-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

10 Spots
Warren Zevon's new "I-10 Chronicles" captures the quiet loneliness of driving in LA. [05-08-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The White Stuff
James Toback's "Black and White" was supposed to explore white America's infatuation with hip-hop culture, but racial stereotypes get in the way. [04-24-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shoah Biz
It's clear that the motive behind Rhino's release of "Voices of the Shoah," a four-disc audio documentary featuring Holocaust survivors, is to make money. [04-10-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Taste Makers
Taste-makers Danny Tenaglia and Gilles Peterson's new releases offer more authenticity and intimacy that the average remix CD. [03-20-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Uneasy Listening
Sound-art duo Ultra-Red's latest project is a terrifying document of LA urban renewal and the redevelopment of Latino neighborhoods. [01-31-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

No Ricky, Por Favor
There was more to Latin music in 1999 than a gyrating Ricky Martin. [01-03-00]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sonic Visions
Electric piano eccentric Esquivel's long-lost experiment "See It In Sound" with its big-band pomp and sound-effects magic is finally seeing the light thanks to Esquivel junkies. [11-29-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Booty Calls
At the last minute, booty anthems return to save the summer from sister power. [09-07-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Wayne's World
The Flaming Lips make such weird music; they sing bizarro, wordy back-porch homilies about wounded mathematicians, severed heads, and a superman who can't lift the sun into the sky. [08-23-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Bello Bolero
Wim Wenders' new documentary, "Buena Vista Social Club," is a masterpiece of grace. [06-21-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Plagiarize This!
Sixty-two-year-old-Brazilian composer Tom Zé ushers in the "plagi-combinator era." At least that's what he calls it. [05-17-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Double Talk
Cute-and-snide LA alterna-rockeros Pastilla sing in Spanish and English -- but not at all like Ricky Martin. [05-17-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Wolf Packs
Three new Los Lobos spinoffs pose some new ways for the Mexican wolf to survive north of the border. [03-29-99]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Class Consciousness
East Oakland class warriors the Coup rip off their Tommy jeans and show the world their red diapers. [12-07-98]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Passages to India
Asian Dub Foundation are part of an Asian Underground spreading Brit-pop borne from the imperial margins and come home to roost in the empire's concrete jungles. [11-09-98]
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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