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Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Orchestra Fuego – Salsa Brava (Orchestra Fuego Productions, 2016) Orchestra Fuego is a great classic salsa band from the Tampa Bay area in Florida. The high energy twelve-piece band composes its own material and their old school style incorporates Cuban and Nuyorican elements. In addition to salsa, the band also [...]
Source: World Music Central
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Malian vocalist and advocate Oumou Sangaré is the winner of the WOMEX 2017 Artist Award. The acclaimed singer will perform as part of the Showcase Festival and Professionals' Meeting in Katowice, Poland this October. “This award is for all African women and people from all of Africa. They are the [...]
Source: World Music Central
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Rahim Alhaj – Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW40577, 2017) Two ancient traditions meet on Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet, western classical music and Arabic music. Oud (Arabic lute also known as ud) maestro Rahim Alhaj has been living in the United States [...]
Source: World Music Central
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Lee “Scratch” Perry & Subatomic Sound System – Super Ape Returns to Conquer (Subatomic Sound SS 033CD, 2017) The wizard of dub music, Lee “Scratch” Perry will release Super Ape Returns to Conquer on September 22, 2017. The new album is an explosive mix of percussive roots reggae, masterful dub [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
The 14th annual Madison World Music Festival lineup was announced this week. The festival takes place September 15 and 16 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA). Venues include the Memorial Union Terrace and Fredric March Play Circle as well as the large stage in the Willy Street Fair. The concerts are all [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Balsam Range – Mountain Voodoo (Mountain Home, 2016) Mountain Voodoo was released on November of 2016 and it's a superb contemporary bluegrass album by western North Carolina band Balsam Range. This talented group of musicians is one of the rising stars in the bluegrass scene with its captivating mix of [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Lau – Decade – The Best of Lau 2007-2017 (Reveal Records, 2017) The Best of Lau 2007-2017 is a great opportunity to discover the music of Lau, one of the finest British folk groups of the past decade. The trio's inspiration draws from Scottish and English folk music as well [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Farafina – Bolomakote (Intuition, 1992) The raw, percussion-driven but still melodic sounds of Farafina burst forth on this 1992 release. Layers of drumming provide a solid foundation for bala (wood and gourd xylophone), flute and lyrics that focus mainly on the subject of man's place in the world and the [...]
Source: World Music Central

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