Articles tagged world music

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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Debashish Bhattacharya: Hawaii to Calcutta

Classical Indian ragas meet Hawaiian roots music on Hawaii to Calcutta, an impassioned tribute to trailblazer Tau Moe.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:10 AM

José Mauro: Obnoxius

José Mauro's haunting, long-buried magnum opus adds a new chapter to the revolutionary history of 1970s Brazilian music.

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Noura Mint Seymali: Arbina

Noura Mint Seymali takes a stripped-down and powerful approach to her psychedelic griot pop.

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C.A.M.P.O.S.: Miracles & Criminals

Psychedelic grooves and electronic cumbia fusions shine on Miracles & Criminals, an album that never quits (even when it probably should).

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Various Artists: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta

Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta is a goldmine for musical history buffs and an excellent purchase for anyone in need of a little more African jazz.

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Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Madjafalao

After years of lighting up the night, Benin's oldest big band lets the sunshine in.

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The 12 Best World Music Albums of 2016

There’s no short list that can be truly comprehensive of all the music in a single country, much less a planet, but there are always a few promising places to start.

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Bitori: Legend of Funaná - The Forbidden Music of the Cape Verde Islands

Accordion-fueled revolution reigns on the first worldwide release of an album of Cabo Verdean classics.

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23 Nov 2016 // 11:15 AM

The Peace: Black Power

When the Summer of Love meets 1970s Zambia, the result is fuzzy, free, and guaranteed to make anyone cooler.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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