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La Yegros

"Feminine, joyous and tropical. It’s a revolution you can dance to.” Time Out “Cumbia gets sophisticated...La Yegros has serious stage presence.... But there’s substance to her music - cumbia at its core but with some earthy “Pachamama” influences with a haunting, siren-like voice.” Songlines La Yegros is a powerful presence in Buenos ...

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Stelios Petrakis Quartet

Stelios Petrakis respects tradition in his music, but the introspection that is a feature of Eastern or Ottoman modes is here replaced by a very clear sound, produced by the deep voices and the subtle interlacing of the strings, supporting the spirit of the dance. Cretan music, which has been shaped ...

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April Verch

“There is no doubting the quality of April Verch’s fiddle playing and her voice is exquisite…” No Depression “To witness a performance by April Verch is to participate in a multi-sensory experience. Some of the many hats she wears include fiddler, singer and stepdancer, all of which she combines into a ...

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Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper's exploration of Mali’s greatest instrumental virtuosos: kora players Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko alongside the music of guitarist Ali Farka Touré creates a new form of classical guitar music out of Africa’s richest musical traditions. “Five stars…He sees Diabaté as the Segovia, or indeed John Williams, of the kora, ...

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Piaf! The Show

Take a journey through the streets of Montmatre during the time of "La Vie en Rose". Never before seen photos and images of Edith Piaf, as well as the English translation of the lyrics to Edith's storytelling melodies, will be shared through a unique audiovisual experience.  The show will tell the ...

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Bixiga 70

With their genre-spanning mix of afro-beat, Guinean malinké, Brazilian candomblé, samba and cumbia, Bixiga 70 are a horns and percussion ensemble of such power that human evolution will be sped up to better withstand it !Taking Fela Kuti's Afrika 70 band as a launchpad both in name and spirit, Bixiga 70 and their fusion of ...

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Fatoumata Diawara and Roberto Fonseca

The Transatlantic meeting of the sensational Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and stunning Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca is now available for February 2017 in North America! On one hand, a musician esteemed in jazz, traditional Cuban and also the latest urban sounds, Roberto Fonseca today proves that he is worthy of all ...

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Cumbia All Stars

The Cumbia All Stars unite luminaries drawn from some of the major bands of the golden age of 70's and 80's Peruvian cumbia in a stunning and contemporary reprise.Almost like the Buena Vista Social Club of Lima...but with surf rock guitars and a touch of psychedelia! Few musical styles have been so ...

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Soneros de Verdad

Direct from Cuba!  "It literally gets everyone up on their feet and dancing. This music is impossible to resist." --bloom.de “..their music exudes hot-blooded passion and a strong sense of tradition” --Billboard Soneros De Verdad sees itself as the 2nd generation following in the footsteps of Buena Vista Social Club. It comprises seven virtuoso ...

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Anda Union

As with all nomads the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on generation to generation in stories, music and songs and thus Anda Union sing their history. The band's thoroughly addictive combination of Mongolian musical styles is a reflection of their roots. Formed in 2000, Anda Union have influenced a generation ...

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Nuala Kennedy Band

“ adventurous and progressive...her sound is magical indeed: Nuala's flute soars, dances, capers and chuckles..” --Folkworld “these are road-tested veterans who understand each other.” --AllMusic.com Kennedy Band has won fans around the world with its unique and powerful sound where high octane instrumentals rub shoulders with vividly presented ballads. Nuala released her third solo ...

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Lakou Mizik

Powerhouse collective invigorating Haitian roots and grooves. LAKOU MIZIK is a collective of Haitian musicians who are blending Troubadou, Vodou, Rara and Urban Soul. With legends like master vodou drummer Sanba Zao, and young stars like Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis – LAKOU MIZIK is a thrilling bouyon of modern roots music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujsO-gxH838 African, ...

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Palenke Soultribe

Palenke Soultribe

PALENKE SOULTRIBE is known for their live performances, combining infectious Afro-Colombian rhythms with electronic production and live (GoPro) visuals. Their sound draws on deeply rooted tradition and melodies, while infusing beats and samples reflecting the vibrant Pan-Latino vibe of today. Originally formed in Colombia, the flavor of cumbia and Baranquilla's carnival will entice your ...

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Mbongwana Star

​Confounding African musical traditions with the Democratic Republic of Congo supergroup (Mbongwana on Nowness)  Mbongwana Star hails from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo—a network of shantytowns and night shelters where founding members Coco Ngambali and Theo Nzonza (of Staff Benda Bilili fame) pulled together members of a new ...

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Rhythm Future Quartet

“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz.”  -The Boston Globe “Jason Anick is a rising star in the world of jazz violin."  -Downbeat Magazine When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs ...

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Frank Vignola

With over 1000 engagements in the last five years alone, Frank Vignola has become one of the most popular and sought after guitarists on the international music scene. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents – and still growing – performing in some of ...

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Lurrie Bell

“An incendiary fusion of Chicago Blues boilerplate and his own mercurial imagination, hyperkinetic energy, and dazzling technical dexterity.” David Whiteis – Chicago Reader “If there is a Chicago blues child who perhaps epitomizes the blues life, it’s Lurrie Bell…the premier guitarist in the Windy City.” Boston Blues News Born in 1958, the son of ...

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Delgres

From Guadeloupe to Louisiana...to the Mississippi Delta.  The missing link of the Blues. When Napoleon reinstated slavery in the Caribbean Island of Guadalupe in 1802 many people were exiled or fled, some of which went to New Orleans.  It is from this perspective that Delgres, made up of Pascal Danae, Rafgee and Baptiste ...

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Ginkgoa

Vintage Paris chic meets New York cool in swinging electro-beats. Ginkgoa, composed of Nicolle Rochelle (American singer, author and dancer) and Antoine Chatenet (French composer and producer), drummer Grégory D’Addario, bassist Anne-Colombe Martin and clarinetist/keyboardist Corentin Giniaux, compose French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch ...

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