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Afunja means African funk and jazz. Their music is solid & mesmerizing! Enjoy ‘CIA,’ a collaboration by Afunja Music ft. Dele Sosimi!
‘Salva Dor’ pulses with passion all the way through from Portuguese band, IFÁ, off of their new album ‘Ijexá Funk Afrobeat!
Brazilian Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra’s second release, Abra Sua Cabeça, highlights their deep connection to Africa & would make Fela proud!
Three veteran underground emcees get busy over the loose live funk of France’s Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra’s track ‘With An Attitude!’
Don’t miss ‘Bankster,’ which has an infectious Afrobeat groove from Portuguese band Terrakota, off their new album ‘I Wish.’
Hanabi is not a hater. Well usually Hanabi is, but not when it comes to vegetarian and vegan foods. Hanabi is very judge-y though. It’s not that meat or dairy free foods are bad, it’s just that there needs to be a greater level of creativity and attention to detail when preparing these foods. Let’s face it, even an over-cooked or simply a low-quality cut of meat can be made to taste passable in one way or another. You can add cheese, even horrible processed cardboard cheese and save hopeless dish. But, you can’t really save poorly executed vegan or vegetarian dishes. The ingredients are just that fragile and requires a deft hand to put it all together. With that said, Hanabi usually hates fake meat and fake cheese. That’s a big part of what in Hanabi’s opinion drags down meat and dairy free cuisine. But, Hanabi wanted to try a new vegan burger place on Haight St. called VeganBurg. He actually liked it, and it inspired him to do a vegan-burger battle. He put VeganBurg up against an old time favorite from Sacramento, the Sunflower Drive-In. Listen to see who comes out on top. Hanabi also checked out 633 Bistro in Seattle and is clearly still on a Lent kick, so he opted for a ginger beer from Smalltown Brewery.
Jennifer Dumpert is a writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches an experience-based form of dream work that promotes exploration of consciousness and subconscious boundaries. She shares some of her projects with BTR, including mapping cities as dreamscapes and ingesting dream-stimulating oneirogens.
BTR chats with the Brooklyn-based duo Lilly Wolf. They’re dreamy, they’re dark, and they’ve got the New York’s underground music scene wrapped around their finger.

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