The Labor Day sale on the Harmonia Mundi webstore begins today! http://store.hmusa.com/
The enigmatic Lo’Jo performs at Globalquerque on September 19 and 20! http://ow.ly/AsbSH
Their new album 310 Lunes is due out in October: a double-disc set with new instrumental versions of the group’s most memorable tracks and a re-release of their very first album, The International Courabou! lojomusic
Check out a preview of our October release: 310 Lunes, a double-disc set from Lo’jo (lojomusic), celebrating the group’s 32nd year (310 moons)!
The first CD features new instrumental versions of some of the group’s most memorable tracks, arranged by Renaud-Gabriel Pion in the spirit of modern chamber music. The second is a re-release of their very first album, The International Courabou, unobtainable since its confidential debut in 1990.
Cumbia All Stars - Quiero Que Amanezca (video oficial) (by Festival Selvamonos)
Coming to World Village in July is the new album Tigres en Fuga by the Cumbia All Stars!! Check out the video for “Quiero Que Amanezca”.
The veteran singers and players are living legends of the music, originators from the dawn of Cumbia who nursed the flame for over four decades and have now come together, with this new album, to rapturously re-stoke the fires of the phenomenon that is Cumbia Peruana!
From WOMEX: The Cumbia All Stars is comprised of former members of some of the legendary bands of the chicha phenomenon, such as Los Mirlos, Los Diablos Rojos and Los Destellos, getting together again after 40 years to play together the music they participated in creating. Sparkling dual guitar work adorns loping cumbia grooves, making a coolly, dance-inducing sound that shows the newcomers of the recent Peruvian Cumbia revival exactly how it’s done.
Don’t miss Huun Huur Tu tomorrow at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles!
Sunday, they play The Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland: http://ow.ly/vW9hr
Ancestors Call on iTunes: http://ow.ly/vmnU4
The famous throat singers also join us in L.A. on Saturday at The Music Center and on Sunday at The Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland! http://ow.ly/vM678
World Village releases praised in Songlines Magazine!
Violons Barbares - Saulem Ai:
"Ornate melodies alongside rock-like string riffs and robust hand percussion, and there’s a sense of humour, with one track titled ‘Saturday Yurt Fever’. There is a broad range of tunes, and democratic apportioning of solos and accompaniment makes for a seamless fusion."
Mamani Keita - Kanou:
"Mali is already blessed with a surfeit of fine female artists and Mamani Keita is sure to get the share of the limelight she deserves if she keeps making records as good as Kanou." Top of the World
En Chordais, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - The Musical Voyages of Marco Polo:
"With such a stirring tale of adventure in distant places it is hard not to get carried away in your imagination… for armchair traveling the rest of this disc can’t be beaten." 4 Stars