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Vampire Weekend – “Contra”

A good deal of Vampire Weekend’s coverage is making hay over the African influence. Again. The truth is that the band trades in an even broader multicultural mash-up. It’s not just how powerful of an influence African culture is in American music (cf. the past 100 years of popular music), but how indiscriminately most art now draws from a panoply of cultural supply.

11 Jan 2010 | 1 comment | More