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by Carly Schorman – FORM Arcosanti is the music festival on my bucket list. Not Coachella, not Bonnaroo, not Firefly or EDC. That is because FORM doesn’t just draw popular musicians to their annual event, but rather they seek visionaries who push to expand the boundaries of popular music. This year’s event, whichRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Laugh to Keep from Crying Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is more than a band; it’s a social force for good that started right here in Arizona… in case you didn’t glean that from the name. PAO brought down the house at The Van BurenRead More →

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PAO! PAO! PAO! The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (well, 5/16ths of the band) joined us down at the Radio Phoenix Studios and now you can hear the podcast. The complete playlist can be found below. Complete Playlist: Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra “Come With Us” Flower Festival “I’m a Waste of Time” NanamiRead More →

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At the end of year, in preface to our Annual Awards, the YabYum Editors like to take a moment and play their favorite tracks from all the Arizona bands and artists that left an impression on them. This is that show, the 2016 Awards preview. No guests. No witty banter.Read More →

2016 awards recap

Alrighty gang, this wraps up our 2016 Awards portion of the year. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the Awards Show at the Trunk Space last night. We will now continue to cover all the new shit. More local, national, and international music coverage is on theRead More →

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The Arizona supergroup known as Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra has been packing venues on the regular for several years now, but it was only this past November that the band released their debut album, PAO! So, after years of waiting, fans can now take home a piece of the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra experience. TheRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Holy Mother of Kuti – after a 6 year wait you can now own your very own Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra album that you can play whenever your heart desires. I mean, this is huge, like a 16-piece-band playing righteous-African-funk huge. Sure, the album mayRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Ah, the blanket definition of the term “world music.” I must start this article with some block text copy from Wikipedia that I find fascinating and hilarious so, if you’re not into that, go ahead and skip right down to the bands. Still with me?Read More →

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The Blood Feud Family Singers “Lay Me Down, Let Me Down” from NPR Tiny Desk Contest Nanami Ozone “Sonny Bono” from The Trundle Sessions Jared & the Mill “Keep Me Going” from NPR Tiny Desk Contest Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra “Catchu” from NPR Tiny Desk Contest Sundressed “Good as You” Live at Little Elephant  Read More →

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Well there you have it folks, our 2015 Awards are done! Now that this month has flown by and we find ourselves eleven twelfths closer to the end of the year, it’s time to begin our regularly scheduled programming. We’re going for gold this year with new content and features soRead More →

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Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra combines a global sound with a long roster of musical heavy-hitters for a big band effect that shakes the walls as it enlivens the soul. I suppose, when your band roster includes 15 names, your likelihood of “bringing the party” with you to shows goes way up.Read More →