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Paulo Tato Marinho?s Masterful Portuguese Bagpipes
Paulo Tato Marinho – Gaitas de Fole em Portugal (Fundacao GDA, 2018) Portuguese multi-instrumentalist Paulo Tato Marinho dedicates Gaitas de Fole em Portugal (Bagpipe music from Portugal) to the bagpipes of Western Europe. He plays various types of Iberian bagpipes along with Irish, Scottish and Breton pipes. Gaitas de Fole em Portugal contains a mix … Continue reading Paulo Tato Marinho?s Masterful Portuguese Bagpipes

Artist Profiles: Paulo Tato Marinho
Paulo Tato Marinho was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1964. He is dedicated to bagpipes as an instrumentalist, teacher, researcher, composer and builder. He began playing the bagpipes in 1982. His taste for the instrument was born in Alto Minho where he spent his vacations in the village of his paternal family, São Pedro da … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Paulo Tato Marinho

Artist Profiles: Baraka Moon
Baraka Moon is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group mixes mystical Sufi trance songs, Indian ragas, African rhythms and the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo. Baraka Moon Members: Sukhawat Ali Khan – Baraka Moon’s passionate vocalist draws from his celebrated family’s 600 year-old Pakistani singing tradition. He also plays ragas and blues riffs with … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Baraka Moon

Artist Profiles: Becky Buller
Becky Buller grew up in Minnesota. She played fiddle with her parents and Gordy and Roxy Shultz in the group Prairie Grass. She studied classical violin with both Patti Tryhus and Charles Gray and participated in the Mankato Area Youth Symphony and the Minnesota All-State Orchestra while in high school. Becky won the junior division … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Becky Buller

Jeonju International Sori Festival, a Fascinating Window into Korean Music and Beyond
The 2019 Jeonju International Sori Festival took place October 2-6 in Jeonju, a city located in southwestern South Korea. The festival is held in a exquisitely-designed, comfortable performing arts complex called Sori Arts Center of Jeoballuk-do that includes various indoor theaters and several outdoor stages. The 2019 edition of the Jeonju International Sori Festival focused … Continue reading Jeonju International Sori Festival, a Fascinating Window into Korean Music and Beyond

Artist Profiles: Omiri
Omiri is the project of Portuguese multi-instrumentalist and composer Vasco Ribeiro Casais. Omiri combines Portuguese traditional folk music with electronics and stunning live visuals. In 2019, Omiri released Alentejo Vol.I: Évora. Invited by the Évora City Council, Omiri collected the traditions, arts, cante (traditional singing from Alentejo), crafts and rituals of the local people with … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Omiri

Robust Finnish Presence at WOMEX 2019
The World Music Expo 2019 starts next week in Tampere, Finland. Tampere is the 3rd largest city in Finland and a multi-talented music hub. It is the home for numerous high-quality festivals, events and music companies. Finnish music will play a key role this year. The Opening concert is titled Arctic Fire ? Pohjoiset tulet. … Continue reading Robust Finnish Presence at WOMEX 2019

Artist Profiles: Pekko Käppi
Composer, producer, researcher and ethnomusicologist Pekko Käppi was born in 1976. He is a jouhikko player from Tampere and a part-time instructor at the Sibelius Academy. He has a band called K:H:H:L. Pekko Käppi’s style combines folk, rock and blues. Discography: Kalastajia ja kaivostyöläisiä, EP (Amerikan Peikko Records, Kuusi Pientä Kustantajaa, 2001) ??????? ???? ??? … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Pekko Käppi

Artist Profiles: Pauanne
Finnish band Pauanne explores the pagan traditions of Finnish folk music. The trio has uncovered and collected long-lost folk music that includes stories of spells and curses, the dreams of a shepherd, 17th century witch hunts and magical iron fences that repel invaders. The trio includes Kukka Lehto on violin; Tero Pennanen on Hammond organ … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Pauanne

Latin Jazz Maestro Ray Santos Dies at 90
Musician and composer Ray Santos died October 17, 2019. Ray Santos was born December 28, 1928 in New York City to Puerto Rican parents. Known as “El Maestro” by his fans and fellow musicians, was a leading expert on Afro-Caribbean music. His Juilliard School training allowed him to cross borders with success, honesty and class. … Continue reading Latin Jazz Maestro Ray Santos Dies at 90

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