Friday, January 2, 2009


Welcome to Ni Kantu. The name comes from the first ESP-Disk release on vinyl in 1964, Ni Kantu en Esperanto, a sing-along album in Esperanto, the universal (to some) language. The name of the record translates to "Let's Sing in Esperanto," so the blog is essentially "Let's Sing." Or something like that.

The idea behind this blog is, as an otherwise-"employed" music critic, to present thoughts, musings and occasional reviews as well as material related to previously published items (such as interviews that begot articles, etc.).

As I also write for All About Jazz, Paris Transatlantic, Bagatellen, Signal To Noise (and previously for One Final Note, Minneapolis' City Pages and Line Magazine), there may be some cross-reference (though not cross-publishing) here.

I hope that you can find useful information here, though I strongly urge you to respect fair use and copyright laws. I will try to do the same.


Clifford Allen


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  2. Lovely, Clifford.

    We always welcome more writing and voice from someone as bright and articulate as you.

    Looking forward to more!

    Stephen Haynes