For most of my childhood, I heard the following sort of thing on a regular basis: “HAHA did you just say SAL-mon? Don’t you know it’s pronounced SAAAAAAAA-mon? DUH.” There are basically three appropriate responses when someone mispronounces something. One is to politely say something like, “Hey, just so you know, that’s pronounced SAH-mon.” Another […]

United Voices of Mali – Malian musicians responding to the civil war and the imposition of sharia law in the north of the country. There’s a little too much going on at the same time in some places, but it’s got a fantastic groove and the singing is just too moving. I’ve only started listening […]