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Artist Profiles: I. K. Dairo
For many years, I.K. Dairo was an influential Juju musician and made a lasting impression on musicians in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The son of an itinerant carpenter, Isaiah Kehinde Dairo was born on January 6th, 1931 in Kwara State, Nigeria. The death of his twin brother Taiwo, according to Dairo, was caused … Continue reading Artist Profiles: I. K. Dairo


Artist Profiles: I.M. Harjito
I.M. Harjito, the Gamelan Kusuma Laras (?Flowering Harmony?) artistic director, is one of the finest Javanese musicians practicing today. He is a graduate of Indonesia’s state conservatory for the traditional performing arts, where he worked closely with one of the major figures of 20th-century Javanese music, R. Ng. Martopangrawit. Harjito has directed gamelan ensembles in … Continue reading Artist Profiles: I.M. Harjito


Artist Profiles: Midiyanto
Midiyanto is a musician and puppet master (dhalang) from Wonogiri, Central Java, coming from a family of artists. Over the last 30 years he has taught and performed extensively in Java, the US, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, including 10 years in Portland as the gamelan director at Lewis & Clark College. He directed … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Midiyanto


Artist Profiles: Heni Savitri
Heni Savitri began to study sindhènan (Javanese singing with gamelan) in 2002. In 2003, she won the competition for best singer in her native district of Wonogiri, Central Java. She entered the Performing Arts Conservatory in Surakarta in 2004, and began representing the institution in competitions the following year as well as performing in shadow … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Heni Savitri


Artist Profiles: Lagbaja
Lagbaja is widely considered to be one of Africa’s most exciting and interesting contemporary artists. Combining sophisticated compositions with a dynamic stage show and enigmatic personality, he was a popular in Nigeria, in constant demand for live performance and ubiquitous on the airwaves. His monthly shows at his own Motherlan’ Niteclub, in the heart of … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Lagbaja


Jazz Bata 2, the Extension of an Inspired Journey
Chucho Valdés – Jazz Bata 2 (Mack Avenue Records, 2018) Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés?s Jazz Bata 2 is a recording where everything is right and wonderful in the musicscape of Latin jazz. Encompassing the eclectic, the electric and the elegant, Jazz Bata 2 is where the lyrical of Mr. Valdés?s extraordinary … Continue reading Jazz Bata 2, the Extension of an Inspired Journey


Lustrous and Fresh Areas of High Traffic
Damien O?Kane – Areas of High Traffic (Pure Records, 2015) Often the first impressions that come to mind when handed a Celtic CD are of ethereal throated songstresses full of sorrow and longing for lost loves or traditional rowdy romps that seem to run quick and fast as if chased by the light, so cozying … Continue reading Lustrous and Fresh Areas of High Traffic


Aritmia: Merima Klju?o & Miroslav Tadi? to Perform in New York City
World Music Institute will present two celebrated instrumentalists who share common roots and love of traditional Balkan and classical music. Accordionist Merima Klju?o and guitarist Miroslav Tadi? are set to perform on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The duo performs original works and … Continue reading Aritmia: Merima Klju?o & Miroslav Tadi? to Perform in New York City


The New Pulse of World Fusion
ShapeShifters – The New Pulse of World Fusion (WorldWide Records/Soundings of the Planet, 2000) This is a largely instrumental album of world fusion music, featuring multi-instrumentalist Alain Eskinasi (of Brainscapes) on bass and guitar, Richard Hardy on wind instruments, and husband-wife team Aziz Paige on sitar and guitar and Khabira Paige on tanpura. The album … Continue reading The New Pulse of World Fusion


Malian Sensation Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba to Release Miri in 2019
  Malian ngoni trailblazer Bassekou Kouyate has announced the release of a new album in 2019 titled ?Miri?. The new recording, on Out Here Records, is scheduled for release on January 25, 2019. Together with his band Ngoni Ba, Miri features his wife, vocalists Amy Sacko. Guests include Abdoulaye Diabate, Habib Koite and Afel Bocoum. … Continue reading Malian Sensation Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba to Release Miri in 2019

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