Durham NC Merge records recording artist, Mount Moriah is Durham Cool favorite band.Read More
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On World Cafe’s Sense Of Place trip to North Carolina, we discussed the DIY beginnings and subsequent growth of Durham, N.C.’s Merge Records with co-founders Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan. Founded in 1989 as a way to release their band Superchunk’s music — and, later, albums by their friends — the label has become a powerhouse thanks in part to artists like Spoon and Arcade Fire.Read More
If the United Nations’ General Assembly convened at Studio 54, Ibibio Sound Machine would easily be that night’s headlining act. This octet fuses ecstatic African highlife music and pulsing disco beats with British singer Eno Williams’ folktales of her Nigerian heritage, which she delivers in the country’s native Ibibio tongue.Read More
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