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Artist profiles: Miryam Quiñones
Miryam Quiñones is a committed transmitter of contemporary Peruvian songwriting and is today one of the most recognized new voices in Peruvian music. She has traveled to 21 countries with her songs. Her album Con el Alma en Vilo (Argentina, 2013) features special guests Silvio Rodríguez, Vicente Feliú, Augusto Blanca, Teresa Parodi, Alberto Rojo and … Continue reading Artist profiles: Miryam Quiñones

Artist profiles: Chabuca Granda
María Isabel Granda Larco, better known as Chabuca Granda, was born in Apurímac (Peru), on September 3, 1920. She was the daughter of Mr. Eduardo Granda San Bartolomé, a Lima mining engineer, and Mrs. Isabel Larco de Granda. At 3, Chabuca moved to Lima. From an early age, she showed her musical talent. Chabuca broke … Continue reading Artist profiles: Chabuca Granda

Enhanced New Edition of Lucibela?s Laço Umbilical
Lucibela – Laço Umbilical Bonus Version (Lusafrica, 2019) Lucibela, one of the great new voices of Cape Verde, entered the world music scene in 2018 with her debut album Laço Umbilical. Now, in 2019, Lisbon-based Lucibela has re-released a new version of the album titled Laço Umbilical Bonus Version. This second edition includes a new … Continue reading Enhanced New Edition of Lucibela?s Laço Umbilical

Spontaneous, Free-Flowing Cuban Guitar Sessions
Ortega, Silveira and Elizarde – Espontáneo: The Abdala Sessions (Ansonica Records, 2018) Guitarist and producer Dayron Ortega Guzmán invited his Cuban colleagues Maykel Elizarde Ruano (tres guitar) and Eduardo Silveira (percussion) to a jam session at Abdala Studios in Havana. As the title indicates, the music recorded in Espontáneo: The Abdala Sessions is a set … Continue reading Spontaneous, Free-Flowing Cuban Guitar Sessions

David Broza & Friends Announce 2019/2020 Tour, From Haifa to Havana
Singer-songwriter David Broza, one of Israel?s most important recording artists, will embark on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States from September 2019 through March 2020. Broza will present an alternate side of his hit songs with a new Cuban twist. Performing with Broza on stage is the New York-based Trio Havana, including: Manuel Alejandro … Continue reading David Broza & Friends Announce 2019/2020 Tour, From Haifa to Havana

Ebo Taylor?s Lost Nigeria Sessions Released for the First Time
Ebo Taylor – Palaver (Tabansi Records/ BBE Music, 2019) Palaver contains five tracks recorded in Nigeria in 1980 by famed Ghanaian guitarist and composer Ebo Taylor. The material consists of irresistible songs that mix highlife, Afrobeat, funk and jazz. The EP showcases Taylor?s characteristic electric guitar style, along with a superb set of musicians, comprising … Continue reading Ebo Taylor?s Lost Nigeria Sessions Released for the First Time

Boston University Announces Second Annual Bu Global Music Festival
Boston University has announced the second annual BU Global Music Festival to be held October 4th and 5th, 2019 on the Boston University Charles River Campus. The festival will be free, open to the public and is intended for all ages. The festival will include traditional and contemporary international musicians, as well as local world … Continue reading Boston University Announces Second Annual Bu Global Music Festival

Artist Profiles: Frontera Bugalú
Frontera Bugalú is a musical project developed by accordionist, guitarist, vocalist and composer Kiko Rodriguez and pianist Joel Osvaldo in El Paso, Texas in 2011. The group has become well-known for its lively música fronteriza, a combination of borderland folk, mambo and cumbia music. The band includes members from both sides of the border, including … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Frontera Bugalú

Artist Profiles: Les Filles de Illighadad
Tuareg act Les Filles de Illighadad comes from an isolated village in central Niger, in the outback deserts at the edge of the Sahara. The camp is only reachable through a difficult drive through the open desert and there is little infrastructure, no electricity or running water. The surrounding countryside supports hundreds of herders, living … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Les Filles de Illighadad

Á??u Wins the German Record Critics? Award
Á??u?s album Á??u has won The German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Longlist 3/2019, Weltmusik (world music). Á??u includes Ulla Pirttijarvi (Finland) on vocals, joiks; Harald Skullerud (Norway) on percussion, calimba, calabas, harmonium; and Olav Torget (Norway) on baritone guitar, konting, oilcan guitar. On behalf of the jury, Johannes Kneihs stated “Rough and … Continue reading Á??u Wins the German Record Critics’ Award

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