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BBC Music - "Fatoumata Diawara"

From BBC Music Fatoumata Diawara By: Cerys Matthews Fatoumata Diawara has been hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music. With her new album, Fenfo, she takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights. Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, it is a record that defines her as the voice of young African womanhood – proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal. The songs on Fenfo – sung mostly in Bambara – cover such timeless subjects as respect, humility, love, migration, family and how to build a better world for our children. “I didn’t want to sing in English or French because I wanted to respect my African heritage,” she explains. “But I wanted a modern sound because that’s the world I live in. I’m a traditionalist, but I need to experiment,... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 16th, 2018 in News


Maceo Parker at The Newt

From The Sparta Independent James Brown’s sax man at The Newt While most sax players have followed in the footsteps of jazz legends like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, Maceo Parker has consistently marched to a different tune. It was... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 16th, 2018 in News


Deva Mahal's Vintage Soul Sound

From The Root TV The Pop Up: Deva Mahal’s Vintage Soul Sound Will Grab Your Attention and Your Eardrums By: Danielle Young When you listen to Deva Mahal, you hear it all. There’s soul, funk, jazz, R&B, there’s just vibes.... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 13th, 2018 in News


Chucho Valdés - 2018 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

From Billboard Gloria Trevi & Chucho Valdes Among 2018 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Honorees By: Jessica Roiz The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame has revealed which five songwriters will be inducted at the prestigious hall this year. Joining last... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 12th, 2018 in News


Mark Guiliana - The 400 Hits

From Distrito Jazz Mark Guiliana Quartet, los 400 golpes By: I. Ortega Mark Guiulana se ha convertido, en los últimos tiempos, en un musico casi imprescindible en el mundo del jazz. Son famosos sus proyectos junto al bajista Avishaï Cohen,... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 12th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea's New Album Releases Sept 7

From Rolling Stone Hear Kathy Mattea’s Cover of Martha Carson’s ‘I Can’t Stand Up Alone’ By: Stephen L. Betts On September 7th, CMA Award-winning vocalist Kathy Mattea will release Pretty Bird, her first new album in six years. A sublime... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 12th, 2018 in News


All Colors of the Musical Palette

From Zeal! NYC Montréal Jazz Festival Embraces All the Colors of the Musical Palette By: Doug Hall Celebrating its 39th year, the Montréal Jazz Festival has remained true to its mission as stated by president/director general Jacques-André Dupont to offer... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 11th, 2018 in News


Infectious Happiness

From The Sydney Morning Herald Ladysmith Black Mambazo bring an infectious happiness to the stage By: Nicole Precel A cheery zulu greeting echoed out over the crowd. It was a taste of the warm atmosphere and deep velvety chorus to... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 11th, 2018 in News


We Saw It on Jazz Street

From NYS Music And To Think We Saw It On Jazz Street: The 2018 Xerox International Jazz Festival, Reviewed By: Eli Stein Most days of the year, Gibbs Street in Rochester’s East End is a quiet side street you’d drive... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 7th, 2018 in News


Great 2018 Albums You May Have Missed

From Brooklyn Vegan 5 great 2018 albums you may have missed By: Andrew Sacher Anna & Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes To Us You won’t hear many albums like Anna & Elizabeth’s third LP, The Invisible Comes To Us. It’s... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 6th, 2018 in News


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