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Tue, Dec 12, 2017
The Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago, the Consulate General of Uruguay in collaboration and the Instituto Cervantes have teamed up to present “Feeling Piazzolla”, a documentary directed by Pablo Rho that analyses the melancholy in the artistic creations of Astor Piazzolla, one of Argentina's most internationally acclaimed composers. The [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Ysaye Barnwell joined Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1979 and along with Bernice Johnson Reagon became one of the group's main spokeswomen. Barnwell holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Speech Pathology, is a Doctor of Philosophy and Public Health and has been a professor at Howard University. [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
The all-female a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock began in 1973, a project put together by its founder Bernice Johnson Reagon. The name came from their first song, a parable that told of a land so rich that when the rocks were cracked open, honey flowed. Combining the [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Swedish fiddler Carina Normansson is known for her work with Falu, Spelmanslag, Traton (with Ola Backstrom and Maria Jonsson), Josefina Paulson and British-Swedish band Swåp. Discography: Swåp (Amigo, 1997) Sic (Amigo, 1999) Mosquito Hunter (2002) Du Da (2005) [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Susheela was born in London in 1973 to a Tamil family. From her childhood she studied traditional Southern Indian music as taught by her parents. She grew up between two musical cultures: western and Indian. At the age of 11 her family moved to Sydney where she started her singing [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
The Transglobal World Music Chart has announced the Best World Music Albums of 2017. The top albums are presented by region and by overall result. Best Transregional Album 2017 Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan (World Circuit) Best of Subsaharan Africa 2017 Orchestra Baobab [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Gregg Allman – Southern Blood (Rounder Records, 2017) Southern Blood is a bittersweet recording. It's the last studio album by the southern rock legend before he passed away. Gregg Allman recorded Southern Blood at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a place of special significance, where the Allman Brothers Band [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Karen Tweed was born in Willesden, London, UK in 1963. She has Irish and English roots. Tweed is an accordion virtuoso known for her work with The Kathryn Tickell Band (1990-1993), The Poozies, Roger Wilson, Sally Barker and her insatiable appetite for Irish sessions. Tweed has also recorded two releases [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Swåp is a transnational band featuring two Swedish and two British musicians; two men and two women; a combination of Nordic folk fiddling and traditional Celtic music. Their music moves effortlessly from Swedish polska to Irish jig, from Swedish “vals” to British waltz, with swinging arrangements, memorable original compositions, grace, [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
Susana Seivane Hoyo was born August 25, 1976 in in Barcelona, Spain. She is the legitimate heir of a lineage of bagpipe craftsmen: the Seivanes. Her father is a bagpipe maker and her grandfather Xosé Seivane is one of the remaining old pipers still alive who together with Ricardo Portela [...]
Source: World Music Central

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