Recent Posts in world music - Page 4

December 25, 2007


Thu, Dec. 27th - 9:30 pm - New York Gypsy All Stars
Fri, Dec. 28th - 10:00 pm - DJ PEPE
Sat, Dec. 29th - 10:00 pm - DJ PEPE
Mon, Dec. 31st - 8:00 pm - New York Gypsy All Stars
Thu, Jan. 3rd - 9:30 pm - New York Gypsy All Stars
Sun, Jan. 6th - 8:00 pm - GENERATIONS
Tue, Jan. 8th - 8:00 pm - Soul Searching
Wed, Jan. 9th - 8:00 pm - MARC RIBOT
Thu, Jan. 10th - 10:00 pm - Globesonic Entertainment presents Vishal Vaid, Wah! & Eljuri
Drom is a new "world music" venue (or something like that and/or "a voyage") located @ 85 Avenue A in NYC.

December 9, 2007

Fifth Annual Festival of Global Music Brings Twelve Artists to NYC Showcase....

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November 27, 2007


Tinariwen's new album Aman Iman is out now. Clips from it are playing in a player at their site. Listen to a feature at NPR. Catch the band of Tuareg rebels at Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight (Nov 27, 2007). I caught them when they were here in 2005, and though I didn't end up watching their performance at the Oya Festival in Norway this summer, you couldn't miss them walking around the crowd in their blue robes. All tour dates, and some videos, below....

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October 9, 2007

Cafe Tacuba @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC - July 14, 2007 (CRED)
Cafe Tacuba

Cafe Tacuba"Café Tacuba (often spelled Café Tacvba) is a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-winning musical group from Naucalpan, Mexico. They were founded in 1989, and since then have had the same musical lineup. [Wikipedia]

They played a show at Central Park Summerstage over the summer - and Lollapalooza. Their new album Sino is out today (Oct 9, 2007). Tickets are on sale for their next NYC show - November 20th @ Hammerstein Ballroom. It's a show that is part of "world music" venue S.O.B.'s 25th Anniversary celebration, that unfortunately (for some?) is the same day as one of Caetano Veloso's NYC shows, and that is part of a much larger Cafe Tacuba tour. All dates, and videos, below....

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Caetano Veloso

Devendra Banhart's idol - Caetano Veloso ("the 65-year-old Brazillian music dynamo famous for fusing together more traditional South American sounds with a newer Bossa Nova spin") is going on a tour of North America. Paste says, "Don't miss your chance to see this living legend."

A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on a par with that of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Lennon/McCartney. And even the most cursory listen to his recorded output over the last few decades proves that this is no exaggeration. [All Music]
David Byrne called his 2006 album "an immersion in the land of experimental indie rock". Tickets are on sale for two shows at Nokia Theatre in NYC. All tour dates below....

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September 11, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Bebel Gilberto - Um Segundo (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Forro in the Dark - I Wish (bundle Of Contradictions) w/ David Byrne (MP3)

Tickets are still on sale for the Bebel Gilberto show at Webster Hall in NYC on September 18th. Forro in the Dark is opening, and on tour with her. The LA Times has a review of the show she played on Saturday. All tour dates below....

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August 1, 2007

DOWNLOAD: Extra Golden - Obama (MP3)

Extra Golden

Warning: "World Music" contained in the MP3 above

ObamaObama" is Extra Golden's song of praise for the Senator from Illinois and everyone else who helped them unite in the US last fall for a debut tour and the recording of this album, the follow up to their debut, Ok-Oyot System. Such songs of praise are benga tradition.

"Ok-Oyot System" loosely translated as "It's Not Easy", and that was definitely the case when Extra Golden's Kenyan members sought visas to enter the US last fall. It was largely thanks to help from Obama and his office that Opiyo Bilongo and Onyango Wuod Omari were able at the very last minute to get their visas and make their first trip outside of east Africa.

Continued below....

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July 24, 2007

Vieux Farka Toure

As previously reported, Vieux Farka Toure performs today (7/24/2007) @ 12:30 pm @ Grace Building Plaza (1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street) in NYC. The show is free. His NYC show after that at Highline Ballroom on August 1st isn't. All tour dates below...

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July 18, 2007

Toumani DiabateBjork collaborator, kora master, and all around good guy, Toumani Diabate is here from Mali to grace NYC with two free shows today and tomorrow. Please note:

Due to threat of inclement weather Toumani Diabates Symmetric Orchestra at Rockefeller Park will be moved indoors to the Stuyvesant High School auditorium. Located at 345 Chambers Street. Just east of Rockefeller Park.

The event will start at its regularly scheduled time of 7PM, but due to indoor capacity restrictions, tickets are limited and will be distributed two per person on a first come-first served basis starting at 5PM. Doors open at 6PM.

That refers to TONIGHT's show (July 18, 2007). Tomorrow's show is also free, but in Brooklyn at Metrotech @ NOON. All tour dates below....

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