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Breaking the Sound Barrier

There’s a very interesting 10 minute TEDx talk by South African Ethnomusicologist Ingrid Bianca Byerly about the power of music to break down cultural barriers which is well worth watching.

Hosted by TEDxCincinnati: Sound Ideas, the talk is summarized as:

Ethnomusicologist Ingrid Bianca Byerly explains why the shortest distance between two cultures is music. In her provocative talk, she reveals how music is not merely unsurpassed in aesthetic and entertainment potential, but unparalleled as a defining, transformative and prophetic force of communication between individuals and societies.

Dr Byerly was born and grew up in South Africa but is now a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University.


Jam in the Desert

Robbi Robb, of Asylum Kids and Tribe After Tribe fame, invited our very own Evan Lazarus to jam with him and his band at the Palm Canyon Roadhouse in Palm Desert. On stage with Robbi and Evan are Eric Mouness on drums and Jorge Bassman on bass guitar. Listen to Robbi’s latest project, 3rd Ear Experience, at

You can also listen to our interview with Robbi and listen to his favorite South African songs