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  • Cambodian Global Surf Band Dengue Fever Will Make British Television Debut on Later with Jools...

    Dengue Fever, the Cambodian surf rock and world beat band from Los Angeles who played more than 30 festival and club dates in Europe this Summer have just announced that the band will making their British television debut this November on Later with Jo...
  • Sakura Ensemble Releases Album of Minyo Music of Japan

    The Sakura Ensemble will be releasing its new CD, Minyo of Japan on  October 6, 2008. The Sakura Ensemble, comprising three singers and traditional Japanese instruments, plays 18 among the most popular min'y? and shin min'y? (new min'y?), the Japa...
  • Brazilian Sensation Andreia Dias Will Perform at offWomex Showcase November 1 in Sevilla

    A Brazilian artist that is creating quite a buzz in Sao Paulo, Andreia Dias will be performing Saturday, November 1st at offWomex in Sevilla. The offWomex Stage stands right next to the Teatro Lope de Vega.  For her showcase presentation in Se...
  • New Era of American Folk Roots

    Ruthie Foster - The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster  (Blue Corn Music, 2008)  Eric Bibb - Get Onboard (Telarc Blues, 2008)  Both of these albums, Eric Bibb's  Get Onboard and Ruthie Foster's The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, althou...
  • Genre Bending Transylvanian Band Nightlosers Will Perform in New York

    New York (NY), USA - The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York (RCINY) will present the New York City debut of Nightlosers, a Transylvanian band that stretches the limits of American blues, R&B, Romanian folk and traditional Gypsy music, at the K...
  • The Navratri Music Festival in Mayur Vihar - Delhi (India) 2008

    Contributed by: Ms LakshmiEvery Indian festival has a reason and significance behind its celebration. It is not only celebrated for fun and enjoyment. But there is a proper meaning behind its celebration. Similarly with the festival of Navaratri there i...
  • Tuareg Night with Tidawt in New York

    Tuareg band Tidawt will perform on Monday, September 22 at the Highline Ballroom in New York. Doors open at 7pm. Tidawt, meaning together, was started by Hasso Akotey in Niger in 1994. They played for the opening of “The Art of Being Tuareg&rdquo...
  • Northern Cree & Friends Win Indian Summer Award

    Phoenix (Arizona), USA - The 5th Annual Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA) have announced the winners for this year's awards and Canyon Records, of Phoenix, Arizona, has received one award. Northern Cree & Friends won in the Best Traditional Drum ca...
  • Cankisou Release New CD Lé La

    cankisou le laCzech band Cankisou, which is one of the most distinctive Czech bands due to not only an impressive singer Karel Herman, released its fourth CD called Lé La. Cankisou music makes everybody dance and thanks to universal language of ...
  • Jazz Utsav

    The Shisha cafe jazz fest-a two day music festival featuring some of India's most accomplished jazz/world music artistes. Day-1  Jazz in Pune has seen a sea-change during the last half decade or less. Indian jazz artistes were traditionally...
  • Mariza Nominated Again for Latin Grammy in 2008

    For the second year, Mariza is nominated for “Best Folk Album” by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Terra is the fourth album by fado singer Mariza. The Portuguese artist is nominated for the category of “Best Folk ...
  • Protest singer to release scorching 'Zimbabwe circus' album

    viomakAs the political situation in Zimbabwe gets tougher it’s also getting tougher for Viomak who has taken freedom of speech to a higher and reputable level. ‘Zimbabwe circus’, one of Viomak’s forthcoming music albums has it a...
  • Cuban Timba Master Maraca Releases Lo que Quiero es Fiesta

    After a few years away from the studio and extensive touring around the world, Cuban flutist and bandleader Orlando Valle ‘Maraca’ delivers “Lo que quiero es Fiesta”, a high energy album of dance music grounded on tradition but ...
  • Zimbabwean Musician Chiwoniso at Seattle's Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Sept 29th

    The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents vocalist Chiwoniso for one night only, September 29, 2008. Band members are Chiwoniso Maraire (lead vocals and mbira), Tawona Maraire (backing vocals), Tendai Maraire (mbira and percuss...
  • New Book Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music Analyzes International Film Music

    In this first of its kind ethnomusicological study of world film music, editor Mark Slobin brings together a truly global analysis of the subject. Where most film music studies concentrate on the great composers and film scores of Hollywood, Global S...
  • 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominations Announced Today

    latin_grammy_2008The 9th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards nominations were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Artists reading nominations this morning included Buika, Lila Do...
  • The Bajich Brothers Will Perform at the Library of Congress

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will present The Bajich Brothers as part of its Homegrown Concert Series. The free concert will take place September 17, 2008 at 12:00 noon, at Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of C...
  • Congolese Soukous Star Kanda Bongo Man at Symphony Space in New York City

    The World Music Institute will open its 2008/09 world music concert season in New York City with Kanda Bongo Man, who is known as "The King of Congolese Soukous." The concert will take place Friday, September  19, 2008 at 8:00 PM. &...
  • Irresistible Sabrina

    Sabrina Malheiros New Morning (Far Out Recordings, 2008) Brazilian singer-songwriter Sabrina Malheiros is back with another gem, a CD titled New Morning. Malheriros attracted a lot of attention with her previous CD, Equilibria. With New Mornin...
  • International Experts Gather to Save Vietnamese Music

    The Ministry of Culture of Vietnam is collaborating with international agencies to develop a national action plan to safeguard nha nhac music.  Local and international experts gathered in the former imperial city of Hue last Friday for a works...