The Colombian singer has come under scrutiny in the past for what some consider to be his appropriation of Afro-Caribbean musical traditions.
Inu-Oh Infuses a Classical Japanese Tale With Rock ’n’ Roll
Masaaki Yuasa’s latest anime feature embodies a revolutionary spirit in its tale of outcasts breaking ground in medieval Japan.
What It Takes for Immigrant Daughters to Make It in America
Isabel Castro’s Mija follows two daughters of immigrants breaking into the music business.
Raven Chacon, Loud and Clear
The acclaimed composer and noise artist talks to Hyperallergic about his Pulitzer Prize-winning composition “Voiceless Mass.”
New Biopics of Elvis and the Sex Pistols Share Weaknesses
Baz Luhrmann’s film Elvis and Danny Boyle’s miniseries Pistol are both overly fixated on the influence their respective musicians’ managers had on them.
Artists Go DIY in the Desert
A tight-knit community of art entrepreneurs in Albuquerque launched their businesses in the wake of the pandemic.
Listen to the Music That Shaped Jean-Michel Basquiat
From Nina Simone to Run-DMC, four newly released playlists celebrate the musicians who inspired the artist — and the many he influenced.
A Renaissance of Mexican Cumbia, Through the Eyes of a Fan
Toño Estrada’s personal archives paint a rare portrait of a brief and beautiful period of Mexican cultural creation.
Jeen-Yuhs Knows That Kanye West Isn’t a Riddle That Can be Solved
The gargantuan three-part documentary follows the famous, controversial rapper for 20 years, capturing his brilliance and contradictions.
Exploring the Baffling Popularity of Kenny G
Penny Lane’s Listening to Kenny G finds fascinating layers to the cult of the smooth jazz icon.
The Velvet Underground Brings the New York of the ’60s Back to Life
With dense split-screen use of period artifacts and a killer Velvets soundtrack, Todd Haynes’s documentary is a loving tribute to his favorite band.
Drake’s Next Album Cover Is Comically Bad — and Designed by Damien Hirst
The cover is a deluded, self-referential tribute to Hirst’s career.