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Reviews - World, Reggae

Dengue Fever
Cambodian pop band forges on in face of language barriers and terrorist sweeps.

Richard Thompson
New box spotlights king of Celtic folk-rock.

Decade of Decadence
On its 10th year, Curtis Meacham of Monkey reveals the secrets of longevity.

Reggae Showdown
Three top reggae artists set their sights on Santa Cruz this month, but only one has people up in arms. Pato Banton and Junior Reid weigh in on the Sizzla controversy.

A Different Kind of Golem
Daniel Hoffman and Davka give sound to a classic silent film depicting an ancient Jewish legend.

From Tango to Klezmer
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music ranged from Buenos Aires to Odessa in final weekend.

Rushing River of Music
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music hit both rapids and calms in its first two concerts.

Polish Spring
The Warsaw Village Band brings culture and consonants to the Kuumbwa .

Empty Glass, Full Life
Hugh Masekela returns to the Kuumbwa, sober, hopeful, and filled with new music.

Amazigh Arising
Led by local musicians Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou, Santa Cruz will host one of the only Amazigh cultural festivals in the United States.

Django and Me
Sinti guitar virtuoso Biréli Lagrène steps out from the shadows of Django Reinhardt's legacy.

Magical Cusp
Pacific Rim Music Festival celebrates the birthday of musical wanderer Terry Riley.

Turkish Delight
Guitar master Mesut Özgen's use of classical Turkish melodies inspires a local following.

Rising Force
Jake Shimabukuro proves that ukulele players can rock, too.

Hawaii 0-Five
This ain't your father's Hawaiian music scene. But it's taking Silicon Valley by storm.

?uest Is on Fire
Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson takes a break from recording 'Game Theory' to spin in San Jose.

Aural Fixation
Joe Firstman explores the battle of the sexes on his elegant and eloquent debut, 'The War of Women.'

Boys in the 'Hood
Hometown heroes Dubwize haven't lost their roots in the tight-knit neighborhoods of Salinas .

Bend It With Bhangra
No longer restricted to weddings, bhangra music experiences an explosion in popularity.

Lost in Translation
Like a Roberto Carlos free kick, Nossa Bossa put its own magical spin on Brazilian music.

Cheeba Cheeba, Y'all
Morcheeba returns with a new crop of hits on 'Charango.' Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Cold, Cold Hearts
Iceland's Sigur Rós makes music that begs to be felt from a distance.



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