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Wed, May 24, 2017
The 7-piece all-female a capella group Afrika Mamas from South Africa will appear live at New Orleans Essence Festival 2017 (June 29-July 2) together with Diana Ross, Mary J Blige and Chaka Khan. the group released an album in 2016 titled Afrika Mamas. More at www.essence.com/festival/schedule/list/artist [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, May 24, 2017
American slide guitarist Cindy Cashdollar was born May 25, 1956. She specializes in steel guitar and dobro. Cindy Cashdollar grew up in Woodstock, New York. She improved her skills playing with bluegrass musician John Herald; blues icon Paul Butterfield; and roots rock musicians Levon Helm and Rick Danko of The [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, May 24, 2017
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Christine Balfa is the daughter of the legendary Cajun fiddler Dewey Balfa. She is also the leader of Balfa Toujours. She was born on June 28, 1968 and grew up playing triangle with her father Dewey. Christine learned music and language from the flourishing culture around [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, May 24, 2017
Paris-based Mauritanian musician and songwriter Daby Toure is the winner of the International Songwriting Competition in the World [music] category. Dino Miranda from Maputo in Mozambique won second place and Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi and Salar Hamzei from Tehran, Iran came in third. The Grand [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, May 24, 2017
World music festival ¡Globalquerque! has announced the first set of acts set to perform this year. The festival is scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Confirmed performances: Bideew Bou Bess (Senegal) Debashish Bhattacharya & Derek Gripper (India / South [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, May 23, 2017
Music festival Africa Oyé has announced that roots reggae legend Max Romeo will be performing at its 25th Anniversary festival. Africa Oyé 2017 takes place Saturday, June 17-18 at Sefton Park, Liverpool. Admission is free. Max Romeo has had top 10 hits throughout Europe and has been sampled by artists [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, May 23, 2017
Chris Thile was born in Santa Mónica (California) on February 2, 1981. He's a renowned mandolin virtuoso who has performed since a very young age with some of the biggest names in contemporary bluegrass. Chris was a founding member of The Grass is Greener with Richard Greene and David Grier [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, May 22, 2017
The Flamenco Viene Del Sur 2017 will present winners of the influential Festival de las Minas de la Unión flamenco contest. The artists are set to perform on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Teatro Central in Seville. Alfonso Aroca (piano) Although Alfonso Aroca has led soul, funk and [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, May 22, 2017
Mari Ormberg and singer Kari Røyinlid-Song – Den Store Stuten Fiddler Mari Ormberg and singer Kari Røyinlid have released an album of folk tunes from The Åseral area of Norway. The album, titled Den Store Stuten (Etnisk Musikklubb EM 120) includes a booklet with liner notes that describe the lyrics, [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, May 22, 2017
The ancient towns of Tabanera del Cerrato and Villahán in the Spanish province of Palencia in northern Spain will host an “earth festival” called Festival De La Tierra on June 3 and 4, 2017. The events include live music, readings, food, film, rituals, gatherings at a wine cellar, live radio [...]
Source: World Music Central

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