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Bossacucanova: The Best of Bossacucanova

Read "The Best of Bossacucanova" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two decades ago, when three amigos--DJ Marcelinho DaLua, Alex Moreira and Marcio Menescal, son of bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal--began remixing classic 1960s bossa nova just for the fun ...

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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Musique De Nuit

Read "Musique De Nuit" reviewed by James Nadal

Expanding on the adage that less is more, Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and renowned French cellist Vincent Segal have taken an ascetic minimalistic approach on Musique De Nuit. This melding of primordial African intonations with Baroque inclinations, has yielded a stimulating and unique hybrid acoustic format, which they first experimented with in “Chamber Music," back ...

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Various Artists: Six Degrees Records' Psychedelic Planet

Read "Six Degrees Records' Psychedelic Planet" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Comprising new remixes of recent tunes from the label's catalog, Six Degrees Records' Psychedelic Planet colorfully spins and orbits around its electronic global beat.

Psychedelic Planet seems to offer as many different styles and sounds as there are stars in the sky. Jef Stott's ethereal horn floats through the murky “White Tara (Vlastur Remix)" ...

BossaCucaNova: Our Kind of Bossa

Read "Our Kind of Bossa" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Our Kind of Bossa celebrates fifteen fun years of BossaCucaNova, one of Brazil's most adventurous contemporary ensembles (and was also timed to coincide with Brazil hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup). These eleven tracks fuse the electro-bossa nova for which the group is best known with samba and other dance rhythms from their homeland, and celebrate ...

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Jef Stott: Arkana

Read "Arkana" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Arkana is the tenth release by multi-instrumentalist and ethno-conceptualist Jef Stott, one of several artists forging new music through the merger of modern technology and electronic music with indigenous and historical music from around the world--in Stott's case, India and the surrounding region. And the world came very close to never hearing it: Thieves broke into ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Announcing New Six Degrees Deluxe Digital Subscription Service

Six Degrees records is excited to announce that we are joining the family of excellent independent labels on Drip.fm's digital download subscription service. Drip.fm is a platform that connects labels with their fans through a monthly, subscription service. Now, for $10 a month, members who join our service will receive direct to their in box, all of ...

Natacha Atlas: Mounqaliba

Read "Mounqaliba" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Vocalist Natacha Atlas seems to embody the modern musical millennia: She was born in Brussels and raised in one of its Moroccan suburbs; her compositions and singing reach into and crisscross storied European and Arabic musical traditions. Primarily co-written and performed with multi-instrumentalist Samy Bishai along with pianist Zoe Rahman, a chamber orchestra and 20-piece Turkish ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy/Latin Grammy-nominated CeU to tour U.S. this Spring

Grammy/Latin Grammy-nominated CeU to tour U.S. this Spring

Brazilian phenomenon CeU is returning this Spring to the U.S. for a run of dates in Las Cruces, Miami, New York City, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Los Angeles. CeU is truly radiant on stage and her live performances showcase a beautiful blend of Samba, Reggae, Electronica, Afrobeat and Jazz. She captivates her audiences with a laid-back ...

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Ballake Sissoko / Vincent Segal: Chamber Music

Read "Chamber Music" reviewed by Chris May

Until quite recently, the kora was a curiosity which generally required the bracketed explanation (a 16 or 21 string West African harp) when referred to in print. Today, with “world music" part of the cultural mainstream, the instrument is almost commonplace. More so, in jazz anyway, than the cello (a four string viol pitched above a ...

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Brownout: Aguilas and Cobras

Read "Aguilas and Cobras" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The best little R&B band in (Austin) Texas is the Latino little brother to Grupo Fantasma, which often backs up the miniature R&B tornado known as Prince. “It's funny because we can be rehearsing with Grupo Fantasma one night and then the next night the same group of guys can go back to the rehearsal room ...