“If Cuba could find a way to get reimbursed for their exports of Cuban musicians, their financial problems would disappear overnight. Here, we’ve got pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa from the country of Montecristos, leading a (mostly) trio with Gaston Joya/b, Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa/dr and, for a few songs, trumpeter Mayquel Gonzalez for an exciting collection of original tunes. Material like “A Deguello” and “Cimarron” open with intricate yet passionate finger displays on the ivories before the rhythm teams jumps into the pool to create waves and ripples of musical mirth, sound and drive. Gonzalez’s plaza filling horn on the warm “Eso Fue Hace” is filled with romanticism, and shows he and the band can change moods and flavors at the drop of a hat on the intriguing “Buenos Modales.” They all play with a freshness and enthusiasm that is infectious. Let’s see them in concert!”
The December catalog is now online! Get 20% off purchases on our webstore with the coupon code DEC10. Happy shopping!
Congratulations to all our 56th Grammy Award Nominees: Gloria Cheng - Best Classical Solo Instrumental Performance, Omar Sosa - Best Latin Jazz Album, Ravi Shankar - Best World Music Album, London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Colin Davis -Best Choral Album!
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.
18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013
Pretty fantastic photos from their Paris concert on December 3rd!
NEW YORK, November 16, 2013 —Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhoris joined on stage by bass santourplayer Ali Bahrami Fard. (13 min., 47 sec.)
Update on António Zambujo's North American shows: He now has a full tour scheduled! Check out his dates: http://ow.ly/ruD1n
1/25 - The Luckman Fine Arts Complex - Los Angeles, CA
1/27 - Harris Center/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College- Folsom, CA
1/30 - Yoshi’s Oakland-San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
1/31 - Musical Instrument Museum - MIM - Phoenix, AZ
2/1 - Kirkland Performance Center - Seattle, WA
2/2 - Capilano University: BlueShore Financial Center - Vancouver, BC
2/4 - Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN
Both Kabatronics by Fanfara Tirana & Transglobal Underground and Mulatu Astatke's Sketches of Ethiopia are nominated for World Music Central’s Best World Music Album of 2013 Readers’ Poll! Click here to vote.
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الجمال كله :’)
Tinariwen - Chabiba