Monday, November 30, 2020

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...

Toninho Ferragutti – O Sorriso Da Manu

Whether he came to the accordion by way of the forró—xôte and Baião—or by way of the gaucho bands that he often plays in, Toninho Ferragutti has now mastered the instrument. However, he is now more than a virtuoso; the complete mastery of the emotion and the magical idiosyncrasies of the...

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...

The Garifuna Collective: Ayó

The uniqueness of the Garifuna Diaspora has resulted in their truly singular cultural anthropology. These are a people who descended from the Arawak and the Caribe peoples, who migrated to the Caribbean and coastal Central America hundreds of years ago...

Rhythm of the Heart, Raquel Bitton’s Tribute to Tino Rossi

It is not easy at all to interpret legends and musical icons like Edith Piaf, but Raquel Bitton has done it in a respectful and wonderful way. Continuing with the tribute to the most important contributors of French singing, Raquel Bitton brings us "Rhythm of the Heart"...

Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal: Epistola

It is always prudent to approach any new music by Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal with great expectation quite simply because you never know...

Yuri Juárez: Guitar Sapiens

Guitar Sapiens is, without a doubt, the most ambitious project undertaken by the prodigiously talented Peruvian composer and guitarist, Yuri Juárez. Everything about it...
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....

Steinar Aadnekvam: Freedom Tree

Norway, is not only the country of Edvard Grieg at one end of the musical spectrum and Jan Garbarek at the other. Nor is...

Spiro: Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow

English folk music of the late Romantic period has been celebrated by contemporary musicians such as Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn as...

Ultimate New Orleans Brass – Second Line Funk!

Warren Hildebrand and his father Henry Hildebrand, are legendary and seminal figures in the promotion of New Orleans Second Line music and music in...
Daby Touré - Photo by Nicolas Diop

Daby Touré: Amonafi

Despite the corruption of tribal politics and the disdain of the West, Africa, the cradle of all civilisations continues to thrive. The art of...

Tobias Grim: Brazil Lines

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156283689" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false" width="100%" height="130" iframe="true" /] The reputation of guitarist Tobias Grim, despite the possibility of having a folkloric Swedish repertoire will rest largely...
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...

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica – Where Here Meets There

It seems almost trite to talk of where cultures collide, when it comes to the music of Brian O’Neill, or Mr. Ho—as he likes to sometimes call himself. The musical big bang theory is centuries old and that would necessarily make that epithet old hat. The question that arises when Mr. O’Neill makes his music...
Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

Hamid Drake | Ralph M. Jones | Adam Rudolph: Karuna

If you have ever listened to the music of any of Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones and Adam Rudolph, alone or together, you are...

Sidestepper: Supernatural Love

Supernatural Love is the sixth significant album to be released by Sidestepper; a band presided over by the influential producer, Richard Blair. The music...
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...

“Salsa al Parque” Festival 2011 – A Tribute to the Magical Joe Arroyo

Last weekend Bogotá, the Colombian capital, celebrated another edition of Salsa al Parque, one of the biggest salsa festivals in Latin America. This is the fourteenth time the “capitalinos” (people from Bogota) enjoyed the great event of salsa rhythm. In this opportunity the festival paid a tribute to Joe Arroyo...
Matia Levréro Tcha Limberger: Mediterranean Quartet

Matia Levréro – Tcha Limberger: Mediterranean Quartet

It seems that there is no end to the number of incarnations in which the chameleonic Tcha Limberger will appear. So it’s...

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