"A winner… a most interesting mix of North African, classical and brass folk bands." - 4.5 STARS, Audiophile Audition: http://ow.ly/CLqr9
"…Collaborating with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Khan has written the score for a ‘Sarod Concerto’ called ‘Samaagam’, Hindi for confluence, that was performed by 50 musicians in Edinburgh church. Published under Harmonia Mundi’s World Village label, ‘Samaagam’ was also played from the written score by the National Orchestra of France last December when he was on a tour of France. And when Britten Sinfonia, one of the world’s most celebrated chamber orchestra ensembles based in Cambridge, toured India recently, the Khan trio played with them. Khan said his father Haafiz Ali Khan, who taught him music, used to say, “become a complete musician.” “As a child I didn’t understand what he meant. Now I am beginning to see that a ‘complete musician’ is one who can see good points in every system of music,” he said…"
Marcio Faraco's Cajueiro is out today! Get it on Amazon: http://ow.ly/ASyCT
"Being able to improve on a long-standing tradition requires a lot of courage and artistry. Márcio Faraco seems to have been born with that innate ability." - JazzTimes
The Labor Day sale on the Harmonia Mundi webstore begins today! http://store.hmusa.com/
"The Summer Sessions week of dance parties kicks off with a rollicking, Cajun-fueled bang as zydeco superstar C.J. Chenier brings his Red Hot Louisiana Band for a spicy night of Creole dance music."
CJ Chenier heads to Northern CA next week! Catch him at SFJAZZ on August 7 and San Jose Jazz Summer Fest on August 9!
Coming to World Village in September: Marcio Faraco's Cajueiro!
Each one of French-Brazilian Márcio Faraco’s songs is exemplary in its finesse and fragile balance between gentleness and seriousness. His distinctive style is free of pathos but has traces of his illustrious influences, João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.
Preorder now on iTunes: http://ow.ly/zw8OJ