May 9, 2005 The daughter of a Tamil revolutionary, Sri Lankan M.I.A. is now a rap sensation in England. The 28-year-old is known as much for her music as her life story. She combines the rhythms of global cultures with lyrics that some say incite revolution. Critic Oliver Wang reviews her CD Arular.
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March 28, 2005 Music critic Oliver Wang reviews a new CD reissue of The Rough Guide to Boogaloo. The Boogaloo dance craze began in New York City in the mid-1960s. Its fusion of Latin rhythms and R&B gained fans from North to South America, but it burned out in a few years. Now, it's experiencing a resurgence.
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