Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Väsen: Rule of 3

Väsen: Rule of 3

This splendid 2019 disc by Väsen shows the musicians that make up this fascinating Swedish trio heading off to the interior landscape...

Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso: Segunda Vez

The same rich ethnic cocktail that formed Brazilian society, from African, European and native ingredients, underlies its native genius for music. It also makes the country and its musicians unique in all of Latin America. As Ary Barroso put it in his iconic song…

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643) Madrigals of Love and Loss

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643) Madrigals of Love and Loss – James Gilchrist: tenor; Arcangelo -Jonathan Cohen Director The madrigal reached its high point in musical history...

Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa: Havana-Paris-Dakar

There really is no telling what the truly magnificent pianist Harold López-Nussa will come up. He has participated in some of the most remarkable...

Lilian Raquel and Claudio César Ribéiro: Com Todas as Cores

The absolutely sensuously voiced Lilian Raquel has brought forth another recording: Com Todas as Cores, which is exquisitely voiced and magnificently orchestrated by her trusty partner, the guitarist, composer and lyricist, Claudio César Ribéiro...
Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

It is almost possible to listen to Pasar Klewer by Dwiki Dharmawan as more than analogous with Klewer Market, the largest textile market in...

Isabel Bayrakdarian – Ravel, Sayat-Nova & Kradjian: Troubadour and the Nightingale

In his seminal book "The Spirit of Romance—an attempt to define somewhat the charm of pre-renaissance literature of Latin Europe" (1910) Ezra Pound created what was very possibly the most definitive treatise on the poetry and music of the Golden Age of medieval Europe...
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....

Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

Hard on the heels of the carioca, Leo Gandelman comes the infinitely younger carioca, Michel Nirenberg, a musician steeped in choro and samba. A...

Nilza Costa: Revolution Rivoluzione Revolução

Nilza Costa is an extraordinary Afro-Brasilian musician. She has a riveting voice that—in the Western music realm would be considered contralto—is mesmerising because of its sensuous almost physical quality in which Ms. Costa does not so much as sing...

Aldo Del Rio: El Bardo

Before the Cuban pianist came to fame, there were trovadores. Depending on which province a Cuban listener resided, one trove was greater than the other. But visionaries such as Sindo Garay stilled ruled the roost - Sindo Garay lived more than 100 years actually...

Chico & Rita – Animated movie by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Chico & Rita is the story of many artists whose days of glory faded in the past and slowly fell into oblivion. It is...
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

Editor's Pick · Album of the Month · This is a sudden, though not unexpected, departure from the norm for the pianist Omar Sosa. Gone...

Presenting José Rizo’s Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama picks up where the Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars left off. After a decade of fruitful existence, performing and recording four terrific CDs (Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars 1 and 2, The Last Bullfighter and Tambolero), the veteran KJazz radio host, producer, composer and bandleader takes a new direction and moves on to a new project, which is actually a continuation of the original...

Gabriel Palatchi: Trivolution

Sometimes it pays to gloss over album titles or else they can drive you crazy trying to find out what they mean. Take Trivolution...

Quique Escamilla: 500 Years of Night

Born and raised in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, Quique Escamilla is no stranger to the Zapatista rebellion and the history of struggle in the region since the Spanish Conquest. "500 Years of Night" is the outcry of a modern troubadour...

Idan Raichel: At the Edge of the Beginning

The Israeli musician, Idan Raichel is no stranger to controversy, having earned the ire of New Yorkers, when he arrived there in 2014 to...

Turkish Masters At Aga Khan Museum

On the evening of April 1, 2016, Toronto's Aga Khan Museum and Turkuaz TV (which is Canada’s only Turkish community television program), co-presented two...

Rubén Blades: Tangos

There is nothing, or possibly very little, by way of music and dance in Latin America—and that includes Argentina—that is not a result of...

Sofia Ribeiro: Mar Sonoro

The poetic imagery conjured up by Sofia Ribeiro and her expressions of grief and joy have inspired ten of the most haunting and beautiful...

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