Friday, September 25, 2020
Guai: Dama de Paus

Guai: Dama de Paus

It is hard not to gush on about Guai (formerly known as Karol Guaitolini) and her stunning debut album Dama de Paus. It is...
Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragmala

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragmala

Listening to the drone of the tanpura that announces the first track on disc one of this package by the Go:Organic Orchestra...

The Sensuous Beauty Of The Brasilian Voice

How sweet are Brasilian voices to the ear. How sweet they are to heart and soul. It’s not as if the voices of vocalists...

A Fascination With “Bombay”: Richard Bennett; Bombay Dub Orchestra

It is “Bombay” to artists from as far removed as London is from New York unabashedly referred to as such by an artist in the work of art, and not “Mumbai” as Indians have now been forced to call it. Perhaps it rings truer or perhaps it just rolls off the tongue more easily...

Mamselle Ruiz: Miel de Cactus

In a rather fascinating way, Mamselle Ruiz started writing the Canadian chapter of her musical career right after arriving in Montreal in 2010. Almost immediately, she joined “Les Chemins Invisibles” (Invisible Paths), a fantastic Cirque du Soleil seasonal outdoor show...

Ramana Vieira: Fado da Vida

The front of the CD package proclaims that this music is by an ‘Internationally Nominated Singer’ emblazoned there, no doubt, to facilitate pulling this...
Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

Eleanor Dubinsky: Soft Spot of My Heart

To be, even an accomplished linguist – as Eleanor Dubinsky clearly is – does not qualify one to be able to sing and emote...

Lorraine Klaasen: Nouvelle Journée

Until Apartheid was dismantled in preparation for the advent of the first democratic elections after which Nelson Mandela assumed the Presidency of South Africa...

Tango Nostalgias – Julio Botti and his Tango Journey

Tango Nostalgias is the new album of the Argentinian saxophonist Julio Botti, a pure and new voice of the tango movement that maestro Astor Piazzolla started in Argentina decades ago. Ten poignant and profound themes are part of this cd where Pablo Ziegler...

Taraf de Haïdouks: Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts

The Romani people have a magical, mystical grace. They come from old and some say they can trace their ancestry to the sun. All...

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006): Three pieces – 1949 to 1964

Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) – Sonata for violin and piano; Trio for clarinet, violin and piano; Duet for violin and piano: Patricia Kopatchinskaja: violin; Markus...

Oran Etkin: The Gathering

The folksy phrasing of the clarinetist and saxophonist is affecting and is informed by a dallying lilt that is unfettered. Notes hang as if...
Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project

Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project

In one of the most spectacular musical projects since Quincy Jones’ We Are The World a proverbial world of musicians have come together with...
Anhinga - Quiet Life Motel - David Schulman

David Schulman & Quiet Life Motel: Anhinga

Anhinga is the second album by David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel after the first eponymous album. It is veritable caravanserai which is characterised...
The Garifuna Collective: Aban

The Garifuna Collective: Aban

The Garifuna story began when the cultural topography of the Caribs of St Vincent collided with that of the West Africans sometime...
Newpoli - Mediterraneo

Newpoli: Mediterraneo

The 2018 album from the wonderful contemporary Boston-based Neapolitan folkloric group Newpoli is different from any of their other work. Mediterraneo features original (as...

A True Living Legend: José Feliciano

Singer and guitarist José Feliciano (born 1945) is one of the best known Hispanic entertainers in the United States and a major star in...
Sofia Ribeiro: Lunga

Sofia Ribeiro: Lunga

This album Lunga is the first full-length one by the vocalist Sofia Ribeiro since Mar Sonoro (2016). All it will take is a few...

Salif Keita: Un autre blanc

Salif Keita is a griot who has a royal bloodline and has descended from one of the great Mandinka people of Mali. Albinism not...
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...

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