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Senegalese drumbeats in the mix: like the sound of pattering rain

Berlin techno pioneer Mark Ernestus meets Senegalese mbalax sound: Ndagga Rhythm Force and the album "Yermande". Drum-driven: Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force Photo: Hardwax Uniform beats do not put the…

Post-rock by algiers: sawdust instead of etiquette

US rumblers Algiers release their new album "There Is No Year" and come on tour. This time it has more of dronemetal than R&B. Confusing: Algiers behind the mirrors Photo:…

Nick lowe in berlin: the old magic works

Cool, elegant and sometimes beautiful to cry: Nick Lowe gave a concert in Berlin. Getting older suits him perfectly. White mop of hair with a suggested quiff and a gentle…

Look at art criticism and oscar wilde: relax and enjoy art

Aesthetes and troublemakers against narrowing of thinking: Oscar Wilde is needed again! This is shown by the exhibition "The Critic as Artist" in Reading. When art stares into space, criticism…

“Whiplash” in the cinema: duel of the thick skulls

In "Whiplash," director Damien Chazelle spares no cliche of artistry. The result is an interesting film about jazz. Professor Fletscher in "Whiplash" is less reminiscent of an art teacher than…

Rattle leaves philharmonic: one last champagne with sir simon

As chief conductor, he opened the Philharmonic wide and yet gave it a very personal moment. Now Sir Simon Rattle is leaving. Concise: Simon Rattle Photo: dpa An evening with…