Articles tagged world music

Niyaz: The Best of Niyaz

Melodrama and haunting melodies put The Best of Niyaz right at its well-deserved center stage.

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Mamadou Kelly: Politiki

The desert meets the Deep South on the easy and low-key Politiki.

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11 May 2017 // 8:26 AM

Mokoomba: Luyando

Mokoomba takes an acoustic turn on Luyando, a release that sees them leave pop behind for solid Zimbabwean traditions.

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Les Amazones d’Afrique: République Amazone

When a dozen of West Africa's most talented women hit the studio for a good cause, the result is a potent brew of musical skill and fighting spirit.

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Rahim AlHaj: Letters from Iraq

Oud and chamber strings bring to life eight poignant stories of love, loss, and life in post-Hussein Iraq.

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14 Apr 2017 // 8:56 AM

Tamikrest: Kidal

Desert struggles make for purposeful rock and roll on Tamikrest's latest album of Saharan desert blues.

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Orquesta El Macabeo: La Maldición del Timbal

Brightly colored beats and subtle complexities make Orquesta El Macabeo's latest salsa album a bold and graceful masterwork.

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Red Baraat Blows Hartford Hall Down Celebrating the Festival of Colors (Photos)

Red Baraat's annual Festival of Colors show rocked a snow laden Hartford on a Saturday evening.

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Orchestra Baobab: Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

Orchestra Baobab celebrates life and embraces change on a joyful tribute to a late lead singer.

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Red Baraat - ‘Bhangra Pirates’ (album stream) (premiere)

Red Baraat's new album captures the group's astounding energy and virtuosity as performance artists on record. We all need a little more bhangra in our lives.

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Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates

Stripped-down production and intricate arrangements let Red Baraat get the party started on Bhangra Pirates.

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Various Artists: Synthesize the Soul

A collection of early electronica from Cabo Verde, Synthesize the Soul boasts impressive range, rhythm, and pure island spirit.

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Elisee Akowendo - “I Dey Shina” (video) (premiere)

Elisee Akowendo arrives as a major new talent with his optimistic world beat new single "I Dey Shina".

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Jaakko Laitinen and Väärä Raha: Näennäinen

Väärä Raha cuts a southward swath across Europe for its latest collection of dramatic folk fusion.

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Steve Hackett on His New World Music-Influenced Album and Leaving Genesis 40 Years Ago

The progressive rock guitar legend offers a message of unity on his latest The Night Siren.

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3 Mar 2017 // 11:20 AM

Ibibio Sound Machine - “Give Me a Reason” (Singles Going Steady)

Lagos meets London in an explosion of retro color and sound on Ibibio Sound Machine's "Give Me a Reason".

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Slice of Life: Sinkane Lives it Up With His Latest Work, ‘Life & Livin It’

Sinkane’s counterintuitive approach to making (and performing) his music forces his roots to show unabashedly in ways that are almost punkishly defiant.

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Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai

Ibibio Sound Machine's sophomore album is a nonstop block party, bursting with summer soul, retro electronics, and funky Afrobeat.

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Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo Dos Mestres

Awe-inspiring and all analog, Fabiano Do Nascimento fuses music and nature deep in the Amazon rainforest with enchanting results.

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Andrés Landero: Yo Amanecí

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more definitive collection of classic cumbia than Yo Amanecí.

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