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Fri, Oct 20, 2017
The 17th Annual Native American Music Awards were held on Saturday, October 14th at the Events Center at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The Seneca Nation's traditional female vocal group, Newtown Singers opened the award ceremony. Next came the award-winning powwow drum group, Northern Cree, [...]
Source: World Music Central
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Flow – Flow (LMB Music, 2017) Flow is a supergroup of musicians who have been involved with New Age music for many years. The term New Age is used to describe a wide range of genres, from easy listening acoustic music to electronic meditation music. In this case, Flow performs [...]
Source: World Music Central
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
James Asher – Raising the Rhythms (Free Spirit Entertainment, 1999) Citing influences from the Caribbean, America, India, Africa and Middle East, this promises to be an all-round world music album by percussionist James Asher. Our picks include the tracks Tropical Zinge, Spice Souk, Zingawele, and Sunny Side Up. The 10 [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Ilú Keké. Transmisión en la Eritá Meta (Sendero Music/Music Works NYC, 2016) Ilú Keké is an album dedicated to the batá drums, a set of three barrel drums (itótele, iyá and okónkolo) used in sacred Afro-Cuban rituals as well as secular Cuban music. The album presents traditional batá drumming performed [...]
Source: World Music Central
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Various Artists – Andina: The Sound of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 (Tiger's Milk/Strut, 2017) Andina: The Sound of The Peruvian Andes 1968-1978 is a compilation of Peruvian bands from the late 1960s and 1970s that played tropical dance music. While Americans and Europeans at the time were exposed to Andean [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Omer Ihsas is one of the most respected singers and composers of Darfur. He has led a band for over 20 years, composing songs that have helped sensitize the nation to the rich culture and profound challenges of his home region. At a time when many of Sudan's most accomplished [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Omer Erdoğdular started studying music while still a child. He was born in Konya and grew up in Istanbul, initially learning ney from his father. In 1965 he began studying with Umit Gurelman and soon after started lessons with Niyazi Sayin which continued for many years. In the following two [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Son of Cheikh Mohammed Sermini, Omar Sermini was born in Aleppo in Syria. He studied under the best of master musicians such as Abderahman Moudallal and Nadim Darwish. Omar worked in the field of invocations and enrolled at the Arab Music Institute where he learned to read music and play [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Omar Faruk Tekbilek was born in 1951 in Adana, Turkey to a musical family who nurtured his precocious talents. At the age of eight he began his musical career by developing proficiency on the kaval a small diatonic flute. “My brother was a born musician,” Faruk recalls. “He was really [...]
Source: World Music Central
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Amir Omar ‘Banaga' was born in the west of Sudan and began his performance career singing on a children's television program on Sudanese television. He also continued his musical studies at the Institute of Music and Drama with the goal of finding a way to represent the rich diversity of [...]
Source: World Music Central

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