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Artist Profiles: Matuto
 
Matuto is a blues and Brazilian music collective based in New York City. Guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto formed the band in 2009. A varying group of musicians join Ross and Curto during their tours. Discography: Matuto (Galileo MC, 2011)The Devil and the Diamond (Motema Music, 2013)

Artist Profiles: Cha Wa
 
New Orleans brass band Cha Wa was created in 2014 by bandleader and drummer Joe Gelini. Gelini was attracted by the Mardi Gras Indians tradition. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he moved to New Orleans. In southern Louisiana, Gelini met Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief of the Golden Eagles and one … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Cha Wa

Carnegie Hall Announces Free World Music and Classical Concerts at Bryant Park in New York
 
Carnegie Hall has announced a series of free concerts on Fridays at Bryant Park, July 12 ? August 9, 2019. The five concerts will present outstanding artists in the areas of roots and classical music. “For more than four decades, Carnegie Hall has partnered with community organizations in all five boroughs, offering free performances by … Continue reading Carnegie Hall Announces Free World Music and Classical Concerts at Bryant Park in New York

A Thrilling Night of Modern Cajun Music
 
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys – 30 Years Live (Valcour Records, 2019) Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys celebrated its 30th anniversary with an outstanding live performance in Lafayette, Louisiana. 30 Years Live demonstrates why Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys has become one of the finest acts in the Cajun music scene. On … Continue reading A Thrilling Night of Modern Cajun Music

Artist Profiles: Refugees for Refugees
 
Refugees for Refugees is a Belgium-based ensemble that includes musicians from Syria, Tibet, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Belgium who are united by their aspiration to intertwine links between their music.  The group has developed an original repertoire that fuses various traditions. Influences include Afghan, Tibetan, Arabic, Pakistani, and European music. Refugees for Refugees uses a … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Refugees for Refugees

Artist Profiles: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
 
Renowned Italian band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino was created by writer Rina Durante in 1975. It is one of Italy?s most reputable and longest-standing traditional music ensembles. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino comes from Puglia in the Salento, in southern Italy. The lineup consists of a seven member band and a dancer. The ensemble recreates southern Italy?s Pizzica … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Joe?s Pub in New York City Reveals Upcoming World Music Concerts
 
New York City venue Joe’s Pub will be presenting a diverse set of world music and jazz in the next weeks. Highlights include: Nnenna Ogwo & Sterling Strings’ annual Juneteenth Celebration (June 19); Jorge Glem & César Orozco’s album release party for their newest album, Stringwise (June 21); Afro-Cuban jazz from Dayramir González (June 22); … Continue reading Joe’s Pub in New York City Reveals Upcoming World Music Concerts

Moving Songs of Peace and Justice
 
Various Artists – World Peace (Putumayo, 2019) Putumayo World Music releases today its compilation World Peace. The set contains stimulating songs by well-known artists in the world music, rock, jazz, blues, pop and other genres who advocate for a better world, respectful of all human kind. Two percent of the earnings from this album will … Continue reading Moving Songs of Peace and Justice

Artist Profiles: Hama Sankaré
 
Alpha Ousmane ?Hama? Sankaré (also known as Pedro) is a western African legend. He was a fundamental member of the bands of many great artists of Mali: Ali Farka Toure, Afel Bocoum, le Troupe Regionale de Niafunké, l?Orchestre de Gao, Songhoy Allstars, and Mamadou Kelly?s BanKaiNa. Hama?s percussion and vocals can be heard on many … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Hama Sankaré

Les Moncada Chats with Cuban batá Master and Conguero Román Diaz
 
Batá drumming is getting more and more popular these days. With a lot of the masters who transmitted the tradition of batá drumming having passed away, the one living master today is Román Diaz, born in Cuba, now residing in New York City. In Cuba, Román performed professionally with the Cuban legend of Afro Cuban … Continue reading Les Moncada Chats with Cuban batá Master and Conguero Román Diaz

 
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