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  • Afro-Cuban Homecoming

    Omar Sosa Afreecanos (Otá Records, 2008)Luminary Cuban keyboardist and composer Omar Sosa continuously provides a fascinating exploration of the musics of Africa and its diaspora in the Caribbean and other parts of the Americas. Afreecanos, hi...
  • Police and Thieves

    Various Artists Spirits in the Material World, A Reggae Tribute to The Police (Shanachie, 2008)Much was made of the Police's use of reggae rhythms, never mind that pop, punk, jazz and what we now call "world" music all played a role in their ...
  • Latvia Awakens

    Various Artists Best of Folk Music from Latvia (Arc Music, 2008)Although I'm usually skeptical about albums titled Best of, in this occasion, the title of this CD,  Best of Folk Music from Latvia, is quite appropriate. One of the few artists fe...
  • Jamaica Farewell

    My ongoing quest for reggae continues to yield results from lands beyond the music's Jamaican origins. The quality varies but the best of the lot always combines a genuine reggae foundation with just enough variation to give voice to the individuality of ...
  • Radio Tarifa's Benjamín Escoriza Brings Flamenco and Global Beats to Colonial Norte Madrid

    Renowned Spanish musician Benjamín Escoriza will be performing Saturday, March 8 at Colonial club in Madrid. Talking about Benjamín Escoriza implies unavoidably mentioning  Radio Tarifa, the band that, from the beginning of th...
  • Spanish Folk Singer Maria Dolors Laffitte Dies at 59

    Maria Dolors Laffitte, a leading figures in Catalan and Occitan folk music, died February 15 at Hospital Josep Trueta in Girona (Spain). She was 59. Maria Dolors Laffitte i Masjoan was born in Roda de Ter, Spain in August of 1949. She was a singer songwr...
  • The 8th Annual “Rocky Dawuni’s Independence Splash 2008"

    Accra, Ghana -  Africa Live!, in association with the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly will present the 8th Annual “Rocky Dawuni’s Independence Splash 2008” at Tamale Sports Stadium in Tamale, Ghana on March 6, 2008. This exciting ev...
  • Delectable Songs From A Persian Garden

    Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat Songs From A Persian Garden (KKV/Valley Entertainment, 2007) Songs From A Persian Garden features a delectable collection of contemporary Persian world music pieces performed live. Singers Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat join for...
  • Flamenco Legend Gaspar de Utrera Dies at 75

    One of Flamenco's most iconic figures, Gaspar de Utrera, died Tuesday, February 26, in Utrera (Sevilla province). He had been homebound for nearly a year due to a long illness. Sadly he died before the tribute that was scheduled for March 3rd to honor ...
  • The Salvador Santana Band's Debut Album, SSB, Available Now

    Los Angeles (California), USA -  The Salvador Santana Band (SSB), featuring bandleader, vocalist, composer & keyboardist Salvador Santana, released its debut full-length album SSB on February 26. Salvador also served as album producer, and t...
  • Rock Star Michael McDonald Releases New Soul Album

    Superstar singer and songwriter Michael McDonald is readying a new album of classic soul-tinged ‘cover’ songs, titled Soul Speak , which will also include 3 new songs by the 5X Grammy-winner. The much anticipated release is scheduled to b...
  • Erykah’s Badu’s CD New Amerykah Hits Stores

    Erykah Badu has released her fourth studio album New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War.  On Wednesday, Badu released a limited edition Pink/Purple Double Vinyl exclusively for DJs. This includes underground tracks “The Healer” and &ldqu...
  • 23rd Jewish Music Festival in San Francisco Bay Area

    The Jewish Music Festival (JMF), now in its 23rd year, will be taking place throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, March 22-30, 2008. The multi-cultural event challenges notions of any modern-day Jewish ghetto, where traditional meets experimental, sac...
  • Musical Workshop Labyrinth-Summer Program 2008

    Musical Workshop Labyrinth (Houdetsi Crete, Greece) announces the 2008 summer seminars' program. Twenty seminars taught by renowned musicians from all over the world will take place organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Nikos Kazantzakis....
  • UN World Autism Day: Autism Song creates history in UK Parliament

    London, UK - 'Open Every Door,' the song for autism has created parliamentary history in London. It became the first song for autism ever to be highlighted in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster.  Leading British parliamentarian,...
  • An Evening with Stewart Copeland at Savannah Music Festival Includes 17-Piece Ensemble and...

    Savannah (Georgia), USA - Coming off of The Police World Tour this week, acclaimed drummer and composer Stewart Copeland prepares for the premiere of his newest composition in Savannah, enlisting the skills of violinist Daniel Hope. The March 26 progra...
  • The Music of the Three Musketeers

    Arabesque Music Ensemble The Music of the Three Musketeers (Xauen Music, 2008)“Softly, sweetly, softly, sweetlySing from me; I’ll give you anything.”Those lyrics were written by Bayram al-Tunsi and are just a sample of the riches to be...
  • Celebrating Rumi

    Mercan Dede800 (Doublemoon DM0042, 2008) Mercan Dede’s 800  isn’t what was expected, that is to say what it’s not is the proposed fourth album in his elements tetralogy. He suspends this ongoing project to celebrate the 800th ann...
  • The Chieftains Debut Begins The 2007- 08 World Music Series At Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors, The Chieftains, make their debut appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall to kick off the 2007/2008 World Music series on Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m. With a career spanning 44 years and 43 albums, six Gramm...
  • Fireflies Festival of Music February 23rd, A Dusk to Dawn Music Festival

    Bangalore, India - Fireflies Inter Cultural Centre is holding its annual Music Festival at its premises at Dinnepalya off Kanakapura Road in Bangalore on the 23rd of February. Starting around 6 in the evening it continues, with short breaks, till 7 in ...