Tony Allen's Film of Life in Under the Radar Magazine:"Littered with labyrinthine beat patterns and sludging funk, it’s an album that combines rhythmic complexity with an insatiable desire to groove, creating frenetically infectious affairs like ‘Moving On’ and the epileptic ‘Ire Omo’…Film of Life contains plenty to admire and, more importantly, dance to." The album is out Oct 14! Preorder on Amazon: http://ow.ly/BMxEu

Tony Allen's Film of Life in Under the Radar Magazine:

"Littered with labyrinthine beat patterns and sludging funk, it’s an album that combines rhythmic complexity with an insatiable desire to groove, creating frenetically infectious affairs like ‘Moving On’ and the epileptic ‘Ire Omo’…Film of Life contains plenty to admire and, more importantly, dance to." 

The album is out Oct 14! Preorder on Amazon: http://ow.ly/BMxEu

Great photo of Lo’Jo in Albuquerque! Catch them tonight and tomorrow at Globalquerque at the National Hispanic Cultural Center! http://ow.ly/BHQIV lojomusic

Great photo of Lo’Jo in Albuquerque! Catch them tonight and tomorrow at Globalquerque at the National Hispanic Cultural Centerhttp://ow.ly/BHQIV lojomusic

(via Cumbia All Stars – Tigres en Fuga | Music Review |  Sounds and Colours)
"At first listen, it is so striking that it seems like a debut. Tigres en Fuga sounds fresh, vigorous and resonant, spreading incessant and pulsating rhythms for the entirety of the album’s 40 minutes. But then, when you look at the identity of its creators, at their CVs and all-encompassing careers, you discover a whole new world.
Cumbia All Stars is a project of good old friends with at least 40 years of unparalleled music experience on their shoulders. They started playing together back in the late 60s, in Lima and around the main cities in Peru’s Amazon region. They started playing traditional music like cumbia, chicha and huaracha, mixing them with more contemporary, electric and forward-looking North American influences like surf and psychedelic rock. They started playing their own peculiar style and they suddenly became a trademark in the Peruvian music scenario…
Tigres en Fuga dusts down and waxes the Cumbia All Stars’ dancing shoes. It shines a light on their unmistakable style, on the percussive and smooth patterns characterised by the emphatic presence of bongos, congas, and timbales. It honours decades-old melodies, which delve deep into Peruvian music tradition with reverberating guitars, West African references and groovy up-tempo beats.
With stunning tunes like the magnetic “Quiero que Amanezca”, the galloping “Caballito de Siete Colores”, the tropical-scented “La Danza del Barrigón” and the electric “La Tamborera”, Tigres en Fuga brings back the roaring atmosphere of the so-called Swinging Lima in all its palpitating glory.”

(via Cumbia All Stars – Tigres en Fuga | Music Review |  Sounds and Colours)

"At first listen, it is so striking that it seems like a debut. Tigres en Fuga sounds fresh, vigorous and resonant, spreading incessant and pulsating rhythms for the entirety of the album’s 40 minutes. But then, when you look at the identity of its creators, at their CVs and all-encompassing careers, you discover a whole new world.

Cumbia All Stars is a project of good old friends with at least 40 years of unparalleled music experience on their shoulders. They started playing together back in the late 60s, in Lima and around the main cities in Peru’s Amazon region. They started playing traditional music like cumbia, chicha and huaracha, mixing them with more contemporary, electric and forward-looking North American influences like surf and psychedelic rock. They started playing their own peculiar style and they suddenly became a trademark in the Peruvian music scenario…

Tigres en Fuga dusts down and waxes the Cumbia All Stars’ dancing shoes. It shines a light on their unmistakable style, on the percussive and smooth patterns characterised by the emphatic presence of bongos, congas, and timbales. It honours decades-old melodies, which delve deep into Peruvian music tradition with reverberating guitars, West African references and groovy up-tempo beats.

With stunning tunes like the magnetic “Quiero que Amanezca”, the galloping “Caballito de Siete Colores”, the tropical-scented “La Danza del Barrigón” and the electric “La Tamborera”, Tigres en Fuga brings back the roaring atmosphere of the so-called Swinging Lima in all its palpitating glory.”

(via Global Get Down Soirée with Emel Mathlouthi and Tsuumi Sound System | Dakota Jazz Club)
Emel Mathlouthi has added a show tomorrow at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis! Catch her tonight at The Cedar Cultural Center!
(via The Sarod Project)
Kirkland Performance Center presents… THE SAROD PROJECT Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00PM
"Indian Classical musicians Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, and Ayaan Ali Khan present a show highlighting the beauty of the sarod. The Guardian calls Amjad Ali Khan “the finest exponent of the sarod.” Fans and newcomers alike to Indian Classical music will be swept away by their poetic mastery."

(via The Sarod Project)

Kirkland Performance Center presents…
THE SAROD PROJECT
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00PM

"Indian Classical musicians Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan, and Ayaan Ali Khan present a show highlighting the beauty of the sarod. The Guardian calls Amjad Ali Khan “the finest exponent of the sarod.” Fans and newcomers alike to Indian Classical music will be swept away by their poetic mastery."

This Friday and Saturday, Lo’Jo plays Globalquerque in Albuquerque, NM! At the National Hispanic Cultural Center: http://ow.ly/BzSXq Sunday, catch them in Phoenix, AZ at The Musical Instrument Museum - MIM: http://ow.ly/BzT7X The new album 310 Lunes is out Oct 14! http://ow.ly/BoYLS lojomusic

This Friday and Saturday, Lo’Jo plays Globalquerque in Albuquerque, NM! At the National Hispanic Cultural Centerhttp://ow.ly/BzSXq 

Sunday, catch them in Phoenix, AZ at The Musical Instrument Museum - MIMhttp://ow.ly/BzT7X 

The new album 310 Lunes is out Oct 14! http://ow.ly/BoYLS lojomusic

(via Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn) Video - Stereogum)
"Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared “Go Back,” a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there’s a video to go along with the song, and it’s a beautiful and evocative portrait of an African town. It’s composed of steady and sharply defined black-and-white shots that mostly focus on people’s faces, letting you see every emotive detail. Watch below…
Tony Allen’s new album Film Of Life is out in October via Jazz Village.”

(via Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn) Video - Stereogum)

"Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared “Go Back,” a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there’s a video to go along with the song, and it’s a beautiful and evocative portrait of an African town. It’s composed of steady and sharply defined black-and-white shots that mostly focus on people’s faces, letting you see every emotive detail. Watch below…

Tony Allen’s new album Film Of Life is out in October via Jazz Village.”

For ‪#‎throwbackThursday‬, watch Lo’Jo perform at the Festival de la Pleine Lune in 2009!

Lo’Jo’s new, double-disc album 310 Lunes will be out on October 14! http://ow.ly/BoYLS 

Catch them this month at Globalquerque and Musical Instrument Museum - MIMhttp://ow.ly/BoYUQ lojomusic

Tony Allen plays SOB’s in NYC tonight with the Chicago Afrobeat Project! http://ow.ly/Blu6V
Catch them tomorrow at The Haunt in Ithaca and Friday at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA: http://ow.ly/BltQW

Tony Allen plays SOB’s in NYC tonight with the Chicago Afrobeat Projecthttp://ow.ly/Blu6V

Catch them tomorrow at The Haunt in Ithaca and Friday at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA: http://ow.ly/BltQW

Tony Allen: Go Back, featuring Damon Albarn – Video Premiere - The Guardian
"Incredibly, it’s 50 years since Tony Allen was invited to audition for a new band Fela Kuti was forming, which was to mix jazz and highlife music. That was the start of musical journey with Kuti was a musical revolution of its own – Afrobeat. Now the great drummer is back with a solo album, Film of Life, and we’re delighted to be able to bring you the video for the single Go Back, which was recorded with Damon Albarn, his former collaborator in the Good, the Bad and the Queen"
Check out Tony Allen's new music video PREMIERE via The Guardian !=> “Go Back” featuring Damon Albarn , taken from the album Film of Life, to be released in October 2014.

Tony Allen: Go Back, featuring Damon Albarn – Video Premiere - The Guardian

"Incredibly, it’s 50 years since Tony Allen was invited to audition for a new band Fela Kuti was forming, which was to mix jazz and highlife music. That was the start of musical journey with Kuti was a musical revolution of its own – Afrobeat. Now the great drummer is back with a solo album, Film of Life, and we’re delighted to be able to bring you the video for the single Go Back, which was recorded with Damon Albarn, his former collaborator in the Good, the Bad and the Queen"

Check out Tony Allen's new music video PREMIERE via The Guardian !

=> “Go Back” featuring Damon Albarn , taken from the album Film of Life, to be released in October 2014.