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This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Avery L. White
2.12.18
Music

All the Music Your Grandpa Likes Is Alive and Well on YouTube

But with a twist!
Joel Mathis
8.17.17
vice shorts

New Short Film Discusses Black Identity as an American Ex-Pat in Paris [NSFW]

'The Leftovers' creator Damon Lindelof talks to Tamara P. Carter about her new series short, 'The Paris Project'.
VICE Staff
8.9.17
gif six pack

Miles Davis's Birthday: Better with These Jazzy GIFs

Watch an endless jazz band for the digital age in these GIFs.
Beckett Mufson
5.26.17
movies

Jeff Goldblum Is a Silver-Haired Light in a Dark World

Goldblum finds a way...into my heart.
Jill Krajewski
5.17.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Trumpeter Etienne Charles Connects Jazz and J’ouvert

The Trinidadian musician tells us how freedom and folklore inspire the music of Carnival.
Alexis P. Williams
3.12.17
Dancing VS the State

The Racist Legacy of NYC’s Anti-Dancing Law

The cabaret law—and its prejudicial history—is one of the city's darkest secrets.
Eli Kerry and Penn Bullock
3.8.17
Features

The Uncanny Comfort of The Weather Channel’s Smooth Jazz Interstitials

'Local on the 8s' can be a shelter from the storm—or just upsetting dad rock.
Colin Joyce
2.27.17
Animation

[Premiere] Maria Chiara Argirò’s Animated Music Video Visualizes Jazz Improvisation

Illustrator My Elastic Brain illustrates the musical dream world of Italian jazz composer Maria Chiara Argirò’s standout hit, "Dream R."
Nathaniel Ainley
2.23.17
music videos

[Premiere] A Solo Jazz Pianist Gets Overtaken by a Fractal Universe in This Gorgeous Music Video

Pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s hypnotic “The Cave of Rebirth” meet Julius Horsthuis’ infinite fractal landscapes in a stunning music video directed by Ruben van Leer.
Kevin Holmes
2.23.17
Music

Kneebody Ventures into Politics with Their Latest Song, 'For The Fallen'

We hopped on the phone with the entire band to talk about the challenge of making message-driven instrumental music and how has jazz lost its political ties.
Patrick Lyons
2.20.17
thump exclusive stream

Darker Than Wax's Valentine's Day Mix Serves Up Soul From Singapore to New York

Co-founder Funk Bast*rd tells us why there's "no fixed criteria" for the international label's success.
Corinne Przybyslawski
2.14.17
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