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by Rob Garratt
Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2018 Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching, Sarawak State, Borneo September 28-29, 2018 As one of the world's fastest growing economic regions, South East Asia is also a prime market for jazz--and, specifically, that chest- beating claxon of affluence, the festival. Joining the established ranks of Indonesia's Java Jazz and Singapore's Sing Jazz, enters the Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival (KWJF), in September 2018 sprouting up on the north-western tip of Borneo for a ...read more
by Chris M. Slawecki
One often hears the expression, It's all over the map." But it's rarely used been more truthfully or appropriately than when applied to Protegid, the third album by vocalist Carmen Souza, born in Lisbon, of Cape Verdean descent, and now residing in London. Singing in a colorful, eclectic Portuguese-based Creole, Souza illuminates, stretches, and snaps back the elastic connections between Latin, African and Arabic music, American jazz and the music of Cape Verde.Souza conclusively proves that the world ...read more