Milo Miles Milo Miles is a world-music and American-roots music critic for NPR's Fresh Air, and also a contributing writer for Rolling Stone magazine, The Village Voice and The New York Times.
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Milo Miles

Milo Miles

World Music Critic, Fresh Air

Milo Miles is Fresh Air's world-music and American-roots music critic. He is a former music editor of The Boston Phoenix.

Miles is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone magazine, and he also writes about music for The Village Voice and The New York Times.

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Thursday

The Kronos Quartet Explodes Its Range On Two New Collaborations

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Tuesday

'Afrobeats' Offers A Sensual Blend Of Electronics, Vocals And Rhythms

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Tuesday

'Synthesize The Soul' Offers A Perfectly Paced Dance Party

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Thursday

Sxip Shirey's 'Bottle of Whiskey' Is A 21st-Century Music Creation

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Tuesday

New Album Offers A Varied Introduction To 'Queen of Gospel' Mahalia Jackson

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Wednesday

'King of Highlife Anthology' Finally Does Justice To African Bandleader Mensah

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Thursday

Bossacucanova's 'Best Of' Album Pulses With Lovely, Lively Music

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Wednesday

Naftule's Dream Returns, With A Fleshy, Folkie New Album

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Friday

Musicians Pay Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson On 'God Don't Never Change'

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Tuesday

Roman Diaz Makes A Spiritual Statement With 'L'ó Dá Fún Bàtá'

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Wednesday

Lizzo Brings Ideas, Humor And Sass To 'Big Grrrl Small World'

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Wednesday

Unadulterated Brass-Band Fun On Banda De Los Muertos' Debut Album

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Friday

Carlos Gardel's Tango-Cowboy Legacy Is 'Reborn And Remastered'

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Wednesday

Malian Bandleader Bassekou Kouyate Merges Rock And Soul In 'Ba Power'

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Wednesday

Monday

For Duo Tennis, Pop Is A Natural Language

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Tuesday

A Lost Piece Of Soul History Appears

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Tuesday

Monday

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Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat

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Thursday

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Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's Disco Past

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Monday

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Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up?

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Wednesday

The members of Caravan Palace are practitioners of electro-swing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tuesday

Sylvester's 1978 album Step II resulted in a couple of smash singles, "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." Fantasy Archives hide caption

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Fantasy Archives

Thursday

Tartit performs at the Festival au Desert. Chris Nolan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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