Monday, March 1, 2021

Snarky Puppy: Family Dinner Volume Two

This is an exceptional realisation of the roots of what Snarky Puppy is all about. Forget the connotations of the name. Forget the fact...
Festival Nuits D'Afrique 2017 - 31st edition

With Love From Africa: 31st Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, 2017

“Aimez-moi comme un beau rêve, votre vie la nuit, mon espoir le jour, comme une pièce d’argent sur terre ne m’en sépare, et pour le grand voyage fidèle compagne; comme la...
Barbara Hannigan - An Evening with the Empress of Song

Barbara Hannigan: An Evening with the Empress of Song

Two years ago I saw Barbara Hannigan perform György Ligeti’s Mystères du Macabre dressed in a schoolgirl’s kilt, chewing bubblegum. The orchestra was Sinfónica...
Tcha Limberger Trio with Mozes Rosenberg

Tcha Limberger: From Bruges and Foix to the World

It is important to acknowledge the genius of Tcha Limberger in the context of his being a musical – perhaps, an all-around – polymath...
Cecilia Pahl: Interior y Litorâneo

Cecilia Pahl: Interior y Litorâneo

The Puerto Rico-born Cecilia Pahl, who moved to Posadas, Misiones in Argentina, via Cordoba, Spain is now not only a seasoned traveller, but a...
Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King

Damien Sneed and the Toronto Mass Choir: “We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr....

"We have come a long, long way but we still have a long, long way to go." (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) For two hours...
Putumayo-Presents-A-Global-Music-Collection

Putumayo Presents: A World in Music

Putumayo World Music is a New York-based label that has few peers anywhere in the world of music. It single-handedly introduces listeners to music...
Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

Walter Kaufmann: The Transcendent Exile

The nature of exile is rooted in both mythology and history and is often expressed as a fate worse than death. Exile is...

Aditya Prakash Ensemble: Diaspora Kid

If you are new not just to the kind of Carnatic (South Indian) music on the Aditya Prakash Ensemble’s Diaspora Kid, but to Indian...
Michael Colgrass: Side by Side

Michael Colgrass: Side by Side

Michael Colgrass - Side by Side: 1: Letter from Mozart; 2:Side by Side; 3: Schubert Birds Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Gil Rose: cond; Andrew...
Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach’s Keyboard

Angela Hewitt: At the Heart of Bach

As long as musicians such as Keith Jarrett play and record Johann Sebastian Bach’s most frequently performed keyboard (harpsichord) works on the harpsichord there...

Daniel Santiago: Two Adventure Music Releases

Daniel Santiago has the rare distinction of being popular with audiences and critics and he comes from a long and deep tradition of Brasilian...
David Broza: The 40-Year Journey to Peace

David Broza: The 40-Year Journey to Peace

It is one of those true travesties that an artist such as David Broza should still inhabit the fringes of music. While it’s also...
All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

All Rivers at Once by The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative

The poem, All Rivers at Once written by Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, is the inspiration for the performance of the Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative...

Maria Rita: Born Again and Again…

Every musician hopes for, but cannot afford to wait, for that special spiritual awakening in a performance, either in the studio or on stage....
Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

Lenka Lichtenberg: Masaryk

The tumultuous and traumatic history of both the Jewish Diaspora and the history of the Czech Republic have always come together in the profoundly...
Eliane Rodrigues photographed by Karine Gondim

Eliane Rodrigues: Audacity and Utter Beauty Forever in ÆTERNUM

All music – indeed all art itself – is a conceit in which the artist perpetrates one or another act of beautiful or decorous...

Tcha Limberger: Gypsy In The Footsteps Of Béla Bartók

The hair of the bow gently caresses the string, catching an "A" high on the upper register. Then, in a series of sweeping glissandos,...
Inti-Illimani In Concert At Koerner Hall - Oct 27 2017, Toronto

Inti-Illimani and Nano Stern: Bringing the House Down

On the 27th of October, 2017 Canadian lovers of music were again given the opportunity to sit and listen to the legendary Chilean nueva...
The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The Spirit and Vocalastics of Ayelet Rose Gottlieb

The unvarnished beauty that ensues when art and science meet and then go hand in hand is sometimes expressed via the magisterium of the...

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