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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Peo Alfonsi e Derek Gripper: chitarra classica, tra musica colta e popolare

Read "Peo Alfonsi e Derek Gripper: chitarra classica, tra musica colta e popolare" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Tra la musica cosiddetta “colta" di origine accademica e quella di matrice popolare probabilmente non è mai esistita una linea di separazione netta come molti (soprattutto in ambito classico) vorrebbero far credere. Troppe sono le influenze reciproche esercitate nel corso dei secoli, anche nonostante le diversità dei vari contesti storico-culturali che si sono avvicendati nel tempo. ...

Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu

Read "Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder: Talking Timbuktu" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

These days the genre of desert blues boasts one of the most vibrant music movements around the world. The bands and musicians that are part of this genre come from an area that is spread across Western Africa that stretches from Mali to Libya gathering people of various ethnic groups. Artists such as Tinariwen, Terakaft, Boubakar ...

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba: Ba Power

Read "Ba Power" reviewed by James Nadal

African music is on an unprecedented upward spiral in terms of popularity and global recognition. Each country within Africa is subdivided into local provinces and territories, each with their own cultural traits and traditions. Mali, of course is no exception and has been in the forefront of this musical revival. Bassekou Kouyaté is a prominent representative ...

Awa Sangho: Ala Ta

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The ancient West African culture that spans across the sands of the Sahara has created a rich and vibrant musical legacy which continues to yield stimulating artists. Vocalist Awa Sangho hails from Mali, was raised in musically rich Bamako, and began her singing and composing career in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast. There she honed her ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Publish the Quest Grooves on Inspiration from Southeast Asia to the Pulse of Africa

Femi Kuti waxes poetic with Seattle’s Publish the Quest members and bellows, “Gimme horns! Gimme horns!” opening the groovy pan-world pop band’s new album Then What!? (Late Night Sessions), and leading into the “Gimme hope! Gimme hope!” of Jacob Bain’s unrelenting optimism. Before you know it, you’re on your feet ready to dance and to sign ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Derek Gripper - Kora Guitar at DROM on September 10th

Derek Gripper - Kora Guitar at DROM on September 10th

Derek Gripper - African Kora For Guitar
First Time Ever
Sept 10 - at DROM - One Night Only - 8pm Come see the music of the African string-instrument, the Kora, performed as never before - on the guitar! This is unique music from a rich culture that will broaden your personal musical horizons. South African ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ross Hammond: Holding onto the Wave

Read "Ross Hammond: Holding onto the Wave" reviewed by Troy Collins

Sacramento-based guitarist Ross Hammond has been steadily gaining attention, courtesy of a tireless performing schedule reinforced and documented by a series of diverse albums issued on his own Prescott Recordings imprint. Hammond's releases have featured a variety of instrumental lineups, ranging from lyrical solo recitals to frenetic collective improvisations. His most recent endeavor is Cathedrals (Prescott ...

NEWS: RECORDING

An Act of Defiance: Northern Mali Guitar Legend Baba Salah Plays for a Silenced People

Malian guitarist Baba Salah comes from the city of Gao, a remote trading hub nestled on the banks of the Niger river, situated at the edge of the Sahara desert. Ethnic Songhai, Tuareg, Fulani and Arabs - among other peoples - all call the city home and as the capital of one of West Africa’s most ...

Part 25 - Ben Zabo: It's a Blinder - But It's Not Afrobeat

Read "Part 25 - Ben Zabo: It's a Blinder - But It's Not Afrobeat" reviewed by Chris May

Ben Zabo

Ben Zabo

Glitterhouse Records

2012

The extraordinary success of the musical Fela!, and the resurgence of interest in all things Fela Kuti, has made “Afrobeat" a popular buzzword among label publicists. The invocation is often fanciful; albums claiming to be Afrobeat releases regularly land at Afrobeat Diaries which have little, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jenny Scheinman: Some Serious Mischief

Read "Jenny Scheinman: Some Serious Mischief" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's often the case that the most interesting music is made by musicians with a broad musical palette and openness to new paths and horizons. Violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman certainly qualifies in both regards. Equally at home playing folk tunes or working in essentially modern jazz setups, Scheinman also jumps at the chance to play with classical ...