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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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Pharmakon playing shows with Swans and other dates

Pharmakon at Drone Activity in Progress (more by PSquared Photography)

Pharmakon's tour schedule has increased a bit recently, including adding a string of dates with Swans (...

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Death to All returns w/ ‘Human’ lineup for North American tour

Paul of Cynic with Death to All, June 2012(more by Justina Villaneuva)

Death to All returns for a second helping, gathering the crew of their 1991 Human LP (Paul Masvidal, Steve DiGiorgio, Sean Reinert but clearly sans mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, who passed away many years ago) for a set of carefully selected dates in North America...

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globalFEST 2013 in pics & videos (Oliver Mtukudzi, Fatoumata Diawara, Mucca Pazza, Kayhan Kalhor & more)

Over the last decade Globalfest has presented 21st-century world music as an accelerating fusion, a recombinant free-for-all of local traditions meeting ideas and technologies from afar...

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globalFEST 2013 announces full lineup w/ Oliver Mtukudzi

Annual NYC world music festival globalFEST, whose name was recently borrowed for a much bigger one-off event in Central Park, have announced the lineup for their 2013 festival which will go down on all three stages at Webster Hall on January 13...

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