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Fatoumata Diawara Releases "Bonya"

From PRI Fatoumata Diawara’s latest single ‘Bonya’ will inspire you to jump around the room By: Steven Davy Fatoumata Diawara is on a mission with her music. In a newly released video for her song “Bonya,” the Malian-born musician says we all need and deserve respect.The video, featured above, was directed by Juan Gomez at Montuno. “Bonya” features a range of influences from 1960s R&B and is laced with sounds from the West African kora. “Bonya” is from Diawara’s second solo album, Fenfo, which translates from her native Bambara as “something to say.” It’s a follow-up to Diawara’s debut album Fatou, recorded seven years ago. The Guardian’s Robin Denselow called the record a “classy affair that demonstrates her impressive musical range.” Read the full article here Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 24th, 2018 in News


Video Premiere: "July"

From Stereogum Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2018 By: Phil Freeman […] Saxophonist Ben Wendel has a new album, The Seasons, that features guitarist Gilad Hekselman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Brewer, and drummer Eric Harland. Back... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 24th, 2018 in News


A Towering Afro-Cuban Pianist

From WBGO Chucho Valdés Toasts a Lineage As Well as a Heritage with His New Album, Jazz Bata 2 By: Nate Chinen […] Now Chucho Valdés is about to release a new album, Jazz Batá 2, that burnishes his stature... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 21st, 2018 in News


Best Traditional Tropical Album: 'Omara siempre'

Congratulations to Omara Portuondo for being nominated for the Best Traditional Tropical Album! From On Cuba Magazine Cubanos nominados a los Latin Grammy Los artistas cubanos han vuelto a ser noticia, al darse a conocer este jueves los nominados a... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 21st, 2018 in News


NPR: Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back

From NPR How Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back With ‘Pretty Bird’ By: Alyssa Edes and Mary Louise Kelly Kathy Mattea has been successfully making music for a long time. Her first gold album came out in 1987. She won... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 20th, 2018 in News


NCH Behind the Music: Chris Thile of Punch Brothers

From The National Concert Hall, Dublin NCH Behind the Music: Perspectives – Episode 1 By: Sorcha Kenny and Gary Sheehan Sorcha Kenny talks to the NCH’s Head of Programme planning Gary Sheehan about the thinking behind the new Perspectives Series.The... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 20th, 2018 in News


Kneebody Brings Epic Collection of Sounds to SF

From The Mercury News L.A. band Kneebody brings epic collection of sounds to SF Bay Area gigs By: Andrew Gilbert From the very beginning, Kneebody resisted all efforts at stylistic categorization. Formed in Los Angeles by five conservatory-trained musicians, the... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 18th, 2018 in News


Take Five: BIGYUKI, “Eclipse (Featuring Chris Turner)”

From WBGO Feeling Good in Take Five, with Slim Gaillard, Bobby Hutcherson, Dexter Gordon and More BIGYUKI, “Eclipse (Featuring Chris Turner)” “Let’s get down to the basics,” Chris Turner croons soulfully at the start of BIGYUKI’s “Eclipse,” a single from... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 18th, 2018 in News


Mark Guiliana: An Undeniable Groove

From the Washington City Paper Fall Arts & Entertainment Guide 2018 Mark Guiliana gained a huge boost in notoriety because of his playing on David Bowie’s final recording, Blackstar, in which the music icon teamed up with a group of... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 18th, 2018 in News


Q&A with Terri Lyne Carrington

From The Improper Bostonian All That Jazz: A Q&A with three-time Grammy winner and Berklee College of Music professor Terri Lyne Carrington By: Matt Martinelli Three-time Grammy winner and Berklee College of Music professor Terri Lyne Carrington is going to... Read The Full Article

Posted Sep 17th, 2018 in News


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