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Tana Yonas dives into how one small country developed the brilliantly colorful sound of electrified “funana” music.  The Cape Verdean Island of Santiago — where funana music was born — is one of ten islands in an archipelago that was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th Century to act as a slave trading hub […]

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Tana Yonas dives into how one small country developed the brilliantly colorful sound of electrified “funana” music.  The Cape Verdean Island of Santiago — where funana music was born — is one of ten islands in an archipelago that was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th Century to act as a slave trading hub […]

Larger-than-life dub heroes. For our second Art & Design: In Focus feature, ISC staff Phil Cho traces the origins behind the iconic comic book style album cover in reggae & dub. When you think of classic reggae album covers, the images that typically come to mind include the Jamaican flag, King Selassie, Rasta Lions, the […]

Our next playlist comes from our friend Jocelyn Romo, who hosts one of favorite shows on NTS Radio. Heaven and Earth Magic is dedicated to “exploring inner and outer worlds, cosmic and pastoral sounds, and the intersection between reality and dreams with Jocelyn Romo’s mix of international and private press folk, instrumental guitar, dream country, […]

Unlike virtually everyone else, Kate Bush has achieved success and impact without doing many live shows. The enigmatic artist performed just one concert tour in 1979 before taking an extended hiatus from playing live until 2014. The few concerts she did perform were enormous undertakings combining music, choreography, extensive costume and set changes, and cutting […]

Whether you’re new to reggae or a longtime listener, this BBC documentary will leave you in awe of how contagious and powerful music can be. David Rodigan is an unlikely hero within the reggae community. He began his career as a reggae presenter on Radio London after initially being turned down for the job because […]

If you hung out at In Sheep’s Clothing during daylight hours, before we lit the candles and weren’t primarily pouring whiskey, you may have noticed another collection. Yes, that wall of record spines defined our bar, but we made sure the room was filled with books, too. We put them on tables for listeners to […]

This week’s playlist comes from our good friends Scott Gilmore & Eddie Ruscha (Secret Circuit), who released an album earlier this year titled Doctor Fluorescent on legendary French label Crammed Discs. We were honored to host their record release at In Sheep’s Clothing way back in February and figured we’d ask them to contribute some […]

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