Drawing on readings of vernacular medieval texts including Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale and The Pistel
of Swete Susan (anonymous) on false witness, sermons, and common law as well as postmodern critiques, Taylor (English, Bryn Mawr College) explores such practices as a framework for late medieval writers' examination of obligations and challenges to a community's authority, as in the case of Lollard heretics.
Some of Baraka's highlights include "Jilala," a historic album of Moroccan Sufi trance, as recorded by Paul Bowles and Brion Gysin in 1965; "Pistel
," a modern electronic classic featuring Mark Pistel
(Meat Beat Manifesto, Consolidated) and Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto); "Harris," the experimental psychedelic hip-hop release by Mystic Fire filmmaker Morgan Harris, which features guest appearances by Ad Rock (Beastie Boys) and Mackie (Bad Brains); and Qaballa Steppers "Passage At Noon," a fusion of dub, hip-hop, jazz, and drum 'n bass featuring Sensational (Jungle Bros), Dr.