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WBGO The Checkout Presents DOMi & JD Beck

DOMi & JD Beck are a duo collaboration between keyboardist Domitlle Degalle and drummer JD Beck. Their sound of up-tempo future-sonic jazz meets with hip-hop breakbeats, luscious synth harms, and absolute virtuosity. The duo have become one of the internet’s viral addictions, attracting interest from Thundercat, Will.i.am, and Skrillex. The duo first met at NAMM […]


Language and Art Build Bridges at the Center for Arabic Culture

“I want the community to know what I know, because they will love it.”  That’s what Alma Richeh says about her work at the Center for Arabic Culture (CAC), where she and others explore Arab and Arab-American cultures through art and education. For more than a decade, the center—headquartered at the Somerville Armory but started at […]