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The Passionate Story of Fado

Fado music is the heart of the Portuguese soul. It is one of the oldest urban folk music styles in the world. Some say it came as a dance from Africa in the 19th century and was adopted by the poor on the streets of Lisbon. Or perhaps it started at sea as the sad, … Continue reading The Passionate Story of Fado

Anatolia?s Joyful Celebration of Turkish and Arabic Folk Traditions

The Best of Folk Music Group Anatolia (Edward Hines Music, 2018) The Best of Folk Music Group Anatolia is a compilation that includes recordings from Anatolia?s previous three albums: Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World (1996), Lost Songs of Palestine (2001), and Middle Eastern Songs and Dances for Children (2005). … Continue reading Anatolia?s Joyful Celebration of Turkish and Arabic Folk Traditions

The SGAE Foundation to Present ‘Flamencos y mestizos’ from December 13 to 16 in Madrid

The SGAE Foundation will present one more edition of the Flamenco and mestizo series this year. The performances begin today, December 13 and will run until December 16, 2018. The artists include Diego Amador, Lela Soto, Cynthia Cano, Israel Fernández, Claudia ‘La Debla’, and Chico Pérez in collaboration with Amparo Navarro. Flamencos y mestizos will … Continue reading The SGAE Foundation to Present ‘Flamencos y mestizos’ from December 13 to 16 in Madrid

Russian World Music Awards 2018 Ceremony

On December 8th, 2018, the Alexey Kozlov club hosted the solemn presentation of the first Russian prize in the field of ethnic music, the Russian World Music Awards. On two stages at the same time there were such groups as: Khoomei Beat from the Republic of Tuva, Abstaktor from Voronezh, a young project Beneath the … Continue reading Russian World Music Awards 2018 Ceremony

2018 Holiday Gift Guide ? Day 5

More gift ideas… Scully Men’s Music Note Embroidered Retro Western Shirt Eat Sleep Drums T-Shirt long sleeve Music Keyboard Scarf Jstyle Jewelry stainless steel Best Friend Puzzle Pendant Soulbreezecollection Treble Clef MusicNote Brooch Pin Stevie Wonder Ltd. Edition Platinum Record Display – Memorabilia Wall Art Whimsical Watches Unisex G0510002 Violin watch MarryAcc Vintage Music Guitar … Continue reading 2018 Holiday Gift Guide ? Day 5

The Early Works of the Queen of Mbira

Stella Chiweshe – Kasahwa: Early Singles (Glitterbeat, 2018) Kasahwa:Early Singles introduces for the first time a set of rare early recordings by Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) pioneer Stella Chiweshe. These fascinating singles were only released in Zimbabwe and are very hard to find. Most of the tracks were recorded in the 1970s and early 1980s, … Continue reading The Early Works of the Queen of Mbira

Artist Profiles: Mariza

Mariza began singing Fado as a child, before she could read. Her father sketched out little cartoon stories to help her remember the lyrics. At the age of five, she would join in the spontaneous singing at her parents? restaurant in Mouraria, one of Lisbon?s most traditional neighborhoods. Mariza was born in Mozambique, but her … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Mariza

Artist Profiles: Edwin Bonilla

Edwin Bonilla was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and transplanted to Elizabeth, New Jersey, at the age of four. Aside from the Puerto Rican “jibaro,” or countryside music, his parents often played at home, he listened to Motown, R&B, and rock during his preteen years. By the time he was 11 years of age, Edwin … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Edwin Bonilla

Artist Profiles: Adalberto Santiago

Born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, Adalberto Santiago was influenced and inspired by the vocal styles of Beny Moré, Chapottin, Pancho Alonso and Miguelito Cuni. These free-style singers helped him form a method of singing that has turned him into one of the most popular vocalists of Latin music. He became the lead vocalist for Ray … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Adalberto Santiago

Artist Profiles: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico began after the breakup of the Combo de Rafael Cortijo in 1962. At the time, several former members met with Rafael Alvarez Guedes, a business manager, with the purpose of forming amusical group that would accompany Dominican singer Joséito Mateo in a recording for the Gema label. The album, … Continue reading Artist Profiles: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico