• Mokili In The World

    April 23, 2018

    Some nice press for the Trio recently.  Listen to the Green Arrow Radio interview here!...


  • Live in Accra 2017

    October 6, 2017

    Just posted some new videos from a concert I played at the Alliance Française d’Accra in Ghana, West Africa.  Hope you enjoy them!...


  • New Reviews for Quadrille & Collapse

    April 22, 2017

    Great reviews for the new record are rolling in. Peter Margasak writes: “an exquisite display of fingerstyle playing that connects what John Fahey called American Primitive guitar with the traditional palm-wine style of Sierra Leone, with many detours in between.”  Chicago Reader, 4/4/2017 Bill Meyer writes: &#...


  • Quadrille & Collapse

    January 6, 2017

    I’m thrilled to announce the release of my first record of original instrumental acoustic guitar music.  Quadrille & Collapse will be out in April of 2017 on Invertebrata Records.  They’ve thus far released only 10″ EPs, and this will be there first 12″ long player. I’ll be doing record r...


  • Air Congo

    July 21, 2016

    I launched a new group this week! Boston-based African style band AIR CONGO play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  Drawing inspiration from the instrumental sessions that Tabu Ley’s band...


  • TEDx Cambridge

    June 19, 2016

    Very pleased to have been included in the recent TEDx Cambridge event earlier this month at the Boston Opera House. I collaborated with the geniuses at MASARY STUDIOS. Video coming soon!...


  • Two for the Radio

    December 18, 2015

    Two pieces for which I composed and performed original music were broadcast this month on ABC Radio National.  There are amazing original animations on YouTube, but you may encounter some region blocks–but you can certainly listen to them here: ANARKALI MOUSETRAP...


  • New School

    November 30, 2015

    I’m pleased to announce that beginning in December I’ll be teaching at Cambridge’s Passim Music School. This folk music school is part of Club Passim, the historic venue formerly known as Club 47 where the American folk revival of the late 1950’s-60’s kicked off. I teach a workshop on the Open ...


  • ‘Pon the Wireless NZ

    September 20, 2015

    Just back from a great trip to New Zealand’s South Island where I gave a masterclass and concert in Christchurch. Christchurch got leveled by an earthquake some years ago, and it was very affecting to see the city still in recovery. We also enjoyed a tsunami warning while there following a quake in Chile–it did ...


  • Cassettes and Radio

    June 22, 2015

    When I was a high school kid, I used to make cassette recordings of two shows on WCMU–our community public radio station. I first got in to African music by taping those earliest Afropop shows, back when it had intern Ira Glass. The other show came on Sunday nights at midnight: “Destination Out”. It was [&...