Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Joanna Sochacka Grazyna Bacewicz Piano Music

Joanna Sochacka: Grażyna Bacewicz – Piano Music

The lack of recognition for the work of Grażyna Bacewicz – even among music’s cognoscenti – is something of mystery. The Polish violinist...
Sten Källman & Sanba Zao: Mapou

Sten Källman & Sanba Zao: Mapou

This recording – Mapou, featuring the Haitian-Swedish-Swedish-Haitian brass, woodwind and percussion orchestra of Sten Källman and Sanba Zao - is one of the most...
Kinga Augustyn: Turning in Time

Kinga Augustyn: Turning in Time

The young violinist Kinga Augustyn has outdone herself with the release of her second album of 2021, Turning in Time, probably reaching the apogee...
David Broza - En Casa Limón

David Broza: en Casa Limón

David Broza’s declaration that the internationalism of humanity lies in music – no matter the extent of numerous Diasporas across the universe – has...
Ajoyo: War Chant

Ajoyo: War Chant

Ajoyo released their EP War Chant in the Fall of 2019 and have since followed that four-song release with a full album in the...
Ben & Winnie: La Próxima Traición

Ben & Winnie: La Próxima Traición

You cannot call your recording La Próxima Traición and expect to get away with emphasis on the elegance of the tango alone. Ben...
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico: Esencia

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico: Esencia

The origin of the word “mariachi” was once hotly discussed – even disputed. Semantics and etymology apart, no one has been able to quite...
Stanley Grill: And I Paint the Stars with Wings

Stanley Grill: And I Paint the Stars with Wings

In 2017 Stanley Grill wrote music that elevated the terrestrial to the celestial with At the Center of All Things. That music swept across...
Soli: Meu Pulso

Soli: Meu Pulso

There’s a good chance you might not have heard of the guitarist, vocalist and composer of these songs – Soli. Having a one-word name...
Stratus Luna

Stratus Luna: Presenting Stratus Luna

Think about Brasilian music played by Brasilians – even before a single note is played – and the chances are you’ll expect something magical...
Svjetlana Bukvich: Extension

Svjetlana Bukvich: Extension

Music has an ephemeral quality that makes it experientially real only in the present. For instance, once music has passed it becomes a cherished...
Ozorio Trio: Big Town

Ozorio Trio: Big Town

One of the most exciting discoveries to make in music – something like excavating something you never knew existed in archeology – is a...
Les Amazones D'Afrique - Amazones Power

Les Amazones D’Afrique: Amazones Power

The word “amazones” (plural form of the word “amazone”) is usually associated with South America and the peoples – principally Brasilian (but also from...
James Fernando: The Lonely Sailor

James Fernando: The Lonely Sailor

James Fernando - The Lonely Sailor; Untold; The Journey Within; Ancient Lullaby; Troubled Waters; The Other Side of the Storm; The Last Sunset at...
Bianca Gismonti Trio: Desvelando Mares

Bianca Gismonti Trio: Desvelando Mares

Perhaps the greatest gift a father as famous as Egberto Gismonti could have bestowed upon his children would be a questing one; that boundless...
Simon Thacker's Ritmata: Tàradh

Simon Thacker’s Ritmata: Tàradh

The Scottish guitarist Simon Thacker is a musical alchemist. Thus, rightfully he and his art is evocative of a musical Merlin-like figure roaming mystical...
Itamar Erez: Mi Alegria

Itamar Erez: Mi Alegria

Almost unique among contemporary guitar virtuosos Itamar Erez is a musician who is an equally gifted composer who strives to make music of a...
Lakou Mizik: Haitianola

Lakou Mizik: Haitianola

Haiti and New Orleans have an extremely deep cultural connection which, in turn, arises from its historical one. Both places saw an infusion of...
Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute: Tybala

Sylvain Leroux & L’école Fula Flute: Tyabala

Sylvain Leroux is, without a shadow of a doubt, a major musician. He is also an activist who is deeply committed to preserving the...
Nella - Voy - Photograph by Nina Rodríguez

Nella: Voy

This fascinating disc, Voy, earned Nella the Best New Artist Award at the 2019 Latin Grammys. It’s no wonder that the recording enabled her...

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