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A Brilliant Set of Modern Malian Music

Oumar Konate – I Love You Inna (Clermont Music, 2019) Oumar Konate, one of the most talented Malian musicians of his generation, has released his fifth album, I Love You Inn. Oumar has appeared on numerous albums in recent years, showcasing his talent as a formidable guitarist. You?ll still find plenty of admirable guitar on … Continue reading A Brilliant Set of Modern Malian Music

Artist Profiles: Kaveh Sarvarian

Musician and composer Kaveh Sarvarian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1976. He has a Master of Composition, University of Art of Tehran. Throughout his long career, he has performed in different countries. In Iran he was a member of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra (transverse flute), Rastak Ensemble (folk wind instruments), Naima Persian Jazz Fusion … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Kaveh Sarvarian

The Greening of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2019

The Rainforest World Music Festival 2019 intends to further enhance its environmental sustainability, contributing not only to the safeguarding of culture and art but also nature and the environment at the festival grounds. The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will take place July 12-14, 2019 at the Sarawak Cultural Village. In a determined effort to … Continue reading The Greening of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2019

Marvelous Persian Flute Fusion Works

Kaveh Sarvarian ? Kereshmeh  – Nueva perspectiva de música persa (La Cupula Music, 2019) Iranian multi-instrumentalist Kaveh Sarvarian has released a new album titled Kereshmeh, which is a type of ancient melody in classical Iranian music. Kereshmeh is also an exploration on the opportunities of composing and improvising in less known rhythms and a way … Continue reading Marvelous Persian Flute Fusion Works

Second Set of WOMEX 2019 Showcases Revealed

The jury- designated WOMEX 2019 Official Selection concert program, is nearly complete with only two more Club Summit artists to be announced. The second round of artists includes trumpeter Itamar Borochov who fuses jazz with classical maqam scales, Sephardic and Middle Eastern influences; Mission Songs Project, an important heritage project recovering the secular songs written … Continue reading Second Set of WOMEX 2019 Showcases Revealed

WOMEX 2019 Announces Opening Show: Arctic Fire ? Pohjoiset tulet

The World Music Expo, WOMEX, has announced the artists set to perform during the opening ceremony. This year’s opening show is titled Arctic Fire ? Pohjoiset tulet. WOMEX 2019 will take place October 23 ? 27, 2019 in Tampere, Finland. The artists featured include Pauanne, a power trio described as folk fiction, who incorporate archive … Continue reading WOMEX 2019 Announces Opening Show: Arctic Fire ? Pohjoiset tulet

Zimbabwe Artist Hope Masike Releases The Exorcism Of A Spinster

Hope Masike, a vocalist from Zimbabwe who plays the historically male-dominated mbira (thumb piano) has a new album titled The Exorcism of a Spinster. This is her debut solo international release. Hope sings heartfelt songs about the country that she loves and the changing roles of women. Preorder The Exorcism of a Spinster

Artist Profiles: Hope Masike

Hope Masike is a Zimbabwean vocalist, mbira player, percussionist, songwriter, fashion designer, painter and dancer. She is known as “The Princess of Mbira” and her music has its roots both in traditional and modern African culture. She is also the lead singer for transnational band Monoswezi. Hope Masike started performing professionally in 2008 while she … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Hope Masike

Artist Profiles: Monoswezi

Monoswezi is a multinational collective of musicians originally from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe. Monoswezi was formed thanks to a cultural exchange program between Africa and Norway in 2008. Hallvard Godal lived in Mozambique and met Calu Tsemane. Soon after, Tsemane and Zimbabwean Hope Masike connected with Godal back in Norway and began making music … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Monoswezi

Artist Profiles: Matuto

Matuto is a blues and Brazilian music collective based in New York City. Guitarist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto formed the band in 2009. A varying group of musicians join Ross and Curto during their tours. Discography: Matuto (Galileo MC, 2011)The Devil and the Diamond (Motema Music, 2013)