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06:55

Beyond Fela Kuti, The Enduring Appeal Of Afrobeat.

Afrobeat has proven to be the most durable and appealing fusion of African and American pop styles -- in spite of the death of Afrobeat's creator, Fela Kuti. Critic Milo Miles talks about how some smart, determined Afrobeat inheritors both sustain and build upon the style's foundations.

06:35

Nils Lofgren, On the Side and Out in Front

Nils Lofgren, best known as guitarist with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, also played for Neil Young and Crazy Horse early in that band's career. He's also had a notable solo career — and he founded the mid-1970s band Grin. There are several reissues of Lofgren's work: Grin's 1+1 and All Out (now available on a double-album set), plus the solo discs Nils Lofgren and Back It Up.

05:48

Hector Lavoe: A Salsa King's Troubled Reign

Celebrated salsa musician is the subject of the film El Cantante. Our music critic takes a look at his career, marked by dazzling musical highs and personal lows including heroin addiction and a suicide attempt.

08:22

The Guitar, Alive and Well

In the age of the sampler, three innovative guitar players are taking their instruments to new heights: Richard Leo Johnson, Dominic Frasca, and Jonas Hellborg.

07:16

Reggaeton Flows Through Musical Genres

Reggaeton is an international hybrid of reggae, hip-hop and salsa. Several compilation albums offer an overview of the genre: Mas Flow, Mas Flow 2, and La Trayectoria.

04:45

Remembering Robert Quine

Music critic Milo Miles remembers Robert Quine, a respected guitarist in the New York punk and underground jazz scenes. He was found dead on June 5 of an apparent heroin overdose.

06:38

Music Review: Reissues from Toots and the Maytals

Music critic Milo Miles looks at the career of reggae greats Toots Hibbert and his band, the Maytals. The group's recent re-issues are Time Tough, Funky Kingston (Island Records) and Monkey Man (Trojan Records).

04:48

Music Critic Milo Miles

Music critic Milo Miles has an appreciation of Celia Cruz, the Cuban singer who died last week at the age of 77.

06:47

World music critic Milo Miles

World music critic Milo Miles on modern psychedelic music. He talks about such bands as Sonic Youth, Motorpsycho, and Acid Mother Temple.

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