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Tinariwen releasing a new LP, touring (SXSW & 2 NYC shows)

Tinariwen at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Malian band Tinariwen have announced that they'll release a new album, Emmaar, on February 11 via ANTI-, who also released their last album, 2011's Tassili...

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Hailu Mergia playing Baby’s All Right, on FACT’s 50 Best Reissues of 2013 (stream a track)

Blog-turned label Awesome Tapes From Africa had a top-drawer 2013, releasing Penny Penny's legendary 1994 South African deep house album Shaka Bundu, plus the muggy grooves of Dur-Dur Band's 1985 Volume 5 LP...

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globalFEST returning in 2014, includes Abigail Washburn’s new trio The Wu-Force & more (lineup & tix)

Abigail Washburn in Central Park in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)

NYC's annual world music festival globalFEST (not to be confused with Central Park's Global Citizen Festival) returns in 2014 at Webster Hall on January 12...

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cult-funk singer William Onyeabor releasing LP on Luaka Bop; release parties happening (NYC’s is w/ Steve Shelly & more)

If Fela Kuti was a child of James Brown, fellow Nigerian William Onyeabor is something like the next-generation musical offspring of Parliament-Funkadelic...

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Omar Souleyman playing BV day party before European tour, played NPR CMJ show (dates & LP stream)

Syrian pop singer Omar Souleyman is in NYC for CMJ for this week, and he just played the NPR showcase at Le Poisson Rouge last night (10/16), which also featured sets from rapper Pusha T, indie pop band Cults, and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest)...

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Sidi Toure expands tour, adds Highline Ballroom date

As mentioned, legendary Malian blues artist Sidi Toure is going on a tour this fall, which already includes one NYC date happening on October 5 at BAM Cafe, but now he's added a sooner NYC show to his schedule...

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Sidi Toure releasing a new album, touring (dates & stream)

SIdi Toure is the legendary blues singer/guitarist from Mali who has been making music in his home country for decades and finally began gaining worldwide recognition in recent years...

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2013 kicked off with ‘Red Hot + Fela Live!’ (pics, setlist)

Kronos Quartet isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when the Nigerian bandleader Fela Anikulapo Kuti is mentioned. Afrobeat, funk, protest, defiance and dancing are a lot closer to the top of the list...

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Omar Souleyman releasing LP w/ Four Tet, touring, playing Issue Project Room 10th anniversary (dates & stream)

Omar Souleyman at Central Park in 2011 (more by David Andrako)

Syrian pop musician Omar Souleyman has been gaining recognition here in America thanks to some compilations/live albums on Sublime Frequencies, the live shows he's been doing here over the last few years, and his association with Bjork...

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LAMC 2013 is this week (July 9 – 13 @ various NYC venues)

The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference is returning to NYC for its 2013 installment this week. It begins today (7/9), and runs through Saturday (7/13)...

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