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Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

Read "Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

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The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life Eclipse, a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal: Cellos on the Niger, Koras on the Seine

Cellos on the Niger, Koras on the Seine: Chamber Music Discovers Unexpected Strains of African Lyricism and European Funk

When kora-player Ballaké Sissoko approached French cellist Vincent Ségal after a show, Ségal never suspected that he'd find himself several years later on the banks of the Niger, digging into African music's introspective side with a virtuosic ...

NEWS: EVENT

The SXSW of World Music: Womex 2010

It's an all-day, all-night dance and listening party, where old hands and grand dames share space with wild newcomers. It's a business platform where people from remote villages and well-heeled megalopolises meet and discuss how to sustain musical diversity. It's the best place to launch a successful career, whether you're a striking traditional singer from Afghanistan ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Cesaria Evora to Release New Album

Lifting Up a Shot of Pure Grain Cesaria: The Music of Cape Verde's Billie Holiday Goes to Cairo

Cesaria Evora has overcome poverty, a revolution, and even a recent stroke to become a national treasure of Cape Verde and uphold her reputation as an increasingly adventurous icon of world music. On her latest album, Nha ...