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Nyege Nyege Tapes compilation, and general excellent music overload

If you didn’t get to live-stream Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Festival – or you’re ready for more goodness for Kampala – you’re in luck. There’s great music from “across the continent and the wider African diaspora.”

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You can tune into Uganda’s Nyege Nyege 2020 festival right now

The east-central African festival has become a global beacon for adventurous music lovers. But this year, you can virtually teleport to Kampala and take in some yourself – right now.

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A musical marathon marks Lebanon revolution; meet the artists from Beirut

On Saturday, 17 hours of music across multiple cities, hosted by Morphine with CTM Festival and Unsound, mark a year of unimaginable tumult in Lebanon. Here’s a look at the program – and the Beirut artists participating.

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Here’s a listening and buying guide for electronic music on another Bandcamp Friday

This year is a constant reminder that even in dark times, there are musical messages to hear. Bandcamp has extended their Fridays giving back commissions to artists, so it’s another chance to stock up on downloads and assemble a collection you’ll listen to on repeat.

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Go read (and listen to) Ash Lauryn – from Atlanta to the world, Black and underground

Ash Lauryn, Detroit-born journalist, DJ, and creator now based in Atlanta, helms Beatportal this month and champions “Black and underground” music in all her work. Here’s where to find it all so you make sure not to miss it.

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A portrait of Detroit’s Portage Garage Sounds as a community hub for music

Detroit is “not going to go along with what everyone else is doing” – and yes, for all that history, its scene has new artists growing. Here’s a look at an essential local label and community hub.

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Support the people of Beirut: music to discover, ways to give to vulnerable communities

This week saw a catastrophic explosion atop layers of existing crises in Beirut. From Lebanese artists – and their extended family of music makers around the world – comes an answer in sound, and a call for help.

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Watch Afrorack play his modular and home-built instruments live

Raw, fierce electric sounds emanate from this more abstract set by Afrorack, aka Brian Bamanya, of Uganda. Now you get a rich video from Berlin’s CTM Festival earlier this year.

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Games as art, music as game medium, in free festival online: A MAZE.

You couldn’t come to Berlin for Synthposium. But in this year of the virtual, you can explore electronic media from anywhere, without a plane ticket, at A MAZE. It’s relevant to the moment – and can be relevant to music and visual performance, too.

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Explore tuning: Bitwig, VCV Rack, reading, and why it matters

Discovering tuning outside standard piano tuning can feel like finding food with seasoning and spices for the first time. Here are some new resources – strong enough for tuning experts, easy enough for beginners (well, some of them).

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