Articles tagged world music

3 Feb 2016 // 11:00 AM

Imarhan - “Assossamagh” (Singles Going Steady)

Assossamagh" is a steady road-tripper's dream. Guitars have a serious strut, and Imarhar follows the beat of his own metre.

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28 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Best World Music of 2015

Selections from Brazil, Cuba, Gaza, Mali, and Romania, highlight this list compiled by five enthusiastic world music writers.

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Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

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Kanaku y el Tigre: Quema, Quema, Quema

The Peruvian folk outlet release a more studied, atmospheric effort for their worldwide debut.

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Los Crema Paraiso: De Pelicula

The Venezuelan bossa nova outlet is at it again, this time bringing some worldwide fan favorites into the fold.

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The Dolomites - “Wakannai” (video) (premiere)

A Balkan-Japanese polka with tribal scatting? Sure, why not?

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Totó La Momposina - “La Candela Viva” (video) (premiere)

Revisit classic Colombian music in celebration of the new album by the reigning Queen of Cumbia.

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23 Jun 2015 // 1:05 AM

Dylan Stark: Heartland

An ambitious, modernistic debut with epic scale.

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Trevor Hall - “To Zion” (audio) (Premiere)

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's new track lovingly blends folk, reggae, and Sanskrit.

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Forty Martyrs: Armenian Chants from Aleppo

A haunting piece indicative of the trials currently facing dedicated Armenians in the face of war, any fan of world music would find this record a profound addition to their collection.

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Imam Baildi - ‘III’ (album stream) (Premiere)

With their third studio LP III, Imam Balidi take the music of their native Greece and transform it with modern popular music tricks and conventions, to a wildly fun effect.

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Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Quaranta

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino marks its 40th anniversary with a portrait of Italy and its discontents.

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Taraf de Haïdouks: Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts

Taraf de Haïdouks mix the old and the new on their 25th anniversary set.

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Tipsy Oxcart - “Homecoming” (audio) (Premiere)

First heard in a Turkish pickup truck, and once known as a theme to a '90s Israeli sitcom, "Homecoming" receives its newest iteration by the Brooklyn Balkan outfit Tipsy Oxcart.

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Brooklyn Gypsies - ‘Sin Fronteras’ (album stream) (Premiere)

World music comes together in Williamsburg in the latest album by Brooklyn Gypsies, Sin Fronteras: "Without Borders".

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Various Artists: Next Stop Soweto, Vol. 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco, and Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Then the brass hits, trumpets double saxes in sforzando swells changing chords on the bar line as the singer talks about "our time."

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Hanoi Masters: War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar

A haunting tribute to traditional Vietnamese music and the Vietnam War.

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Le Vent du Nord - “Confédération” (audio) (Premiere)

For a catchy Francophone folk jam, look no further than "Confédération", a tune by Québéc's own Le Vent du Nord.

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28 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.

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17 Oct 2014 // 1:06 AM

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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