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Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

Mãe da Lua: Kalibé

That the seemingly oracular Brasilian lyricist and musician Mãe da Lua is in tune with the environment where in the world she may be...
Margaret Herlehy: Rosewood Café

Margaret Herlehy: Rosewood Café

Pé de Moleque, Quebra Queixo, Algadao Doce, Pacoca, Sambossa - Celso Machado; Nachele Tempo - Benedito Lacerda, Pixinguinha & Fabio Oliveira; Choro Negro -...
Martín Loyato: Involution

Martín Loyato: Involution

There was a time in the history of civilisations when global travel was tediously slow, treacherous and conducted only via overland and maritime routes....
Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

Berkeley Choro Ensemble: The View from Here

The music called choro has variously been compared with ragtime and other styles that grew out of early New Orleans and with danzón from...
Urban Turban & Shamim - Paradis

Urban Turban & Shamim: Paradis

The rather irreverent Swedish contemporary ensemble, teaming up with the Sufi singer, Shamim Naghedi are propelled from their romp around 1960s and 1970s Sweden...
Sofia Tosello - Lluvia Fué

Sofia Tosello: Lluvia Fué

With the plethora of discs with wonderful music glorifying the tango, it is often tempting to think that the music of Argentina is just...
Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Mark Applebaum: Speed Dating

Seven works by Mark Applebaum: Eight analog synthesizers, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players – Eduard Leandro, cond; Takao Hyakutome, vn; Southern Oregon University Percussion...
Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

Paulo Almeida Quarteto: Parceria

The spellbinding disc Parceria celebrates an enduring partnership between drummer Paulo Almeida and bassist Bruno Migotto together with pianist Salomão Soares and reeds and...
Achilles Liarmakopoulos & Coline-Marie Orliac: Obvious

Achilles Liarmakopoulos & Coline-Marie Orliac · Obvious

For Ludwig van Beethoven, there was but one way to create art, “Don’t only practice your art,” he said, “But force your way into...
Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol' Jansa

Göran Månsson & Friends: Ol’ Jansa

Apropos of Ol’Jansa by Göran Månsson & Friends, it’s worth recalling that Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) once began his quest thus: "Would...
M.R. Gautam & Pandit Taranath - Live in Bombay 1967

M.R. Gautam | Pandit Taranath: Live in Bombay 1967

Pandit Taranath has been mainstays of Indian classical (Hindustani) music for well over half a century and have made significant contributions to the art....
Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese

Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese

Although the booklet note at times might come close to suggesting that Song of Silver Geese by Jen Shyu is a simple tale of...
Various Artists: florilège de la guitare

Various Artists: florilège de la guitare

Even a cursory look at the GHA Records catalogue will reveal that the label is a treasure trove of contemporary guitar music – largely...
Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Samuel Pompeo Quinteto: Que Descaída

Anyone who doubts that all modern music in the Americas came from the erstwhile "Americanised" African slaves who wrenched from their home country and...
Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo: Loe Loa

Betsayda Machado & Parranda el Clavo: Loe Loa

Betsayda Machado is one of a kind. A parrandera queen and notional leader here of Parranda el Clavo on the album Loe Loa (Rural...
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