Andy Beta

Critic

USA

Andy Beta has written about music for Spin, Pitchfork, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Village Voice, and provided both an interview with Alan Bishop as well as a map of failed ethnomusicology in Thailand for a previous issue of the Believer. He has a column about electronic music for MTV Hive.

La Confusion

Date: 22 Sep 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Once student and teacher at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind and now grandparents celebrating 37 years together, Mariam Doumbia and Amadou Bagayoko are the original Awesome Tapes From Africa. The blind Malian couple began releasing cassettes in the late 1980s and have since become iconic international African stars who count Damon Albarn, David Gilmour, and TV on the Radio as fans and collaborators. Despite charges that Western influence ha ...