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Umbria Jazz 2018 In Perugia From July 13-22: Celebrating 45 Years Of Jazz In Italy And Beyond

Umbria Jazz 2018 In Perugia From July 13-22: Celebrating 45 Years Of Jazz In Italy And Beyond

Not many festivals have had the kind of impact that Umbria Jazz has had on the musical history of a country and on its social history as well. When it started out in 1973, Umbria Jazz was simply an attempt to combine the passion of a group of jazz lovers with the needs of a region ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance

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A tanned, beautiful young woman in a skimpy bikini walks through the lapping sea waters on the edge of a sun-soaked beach. Soft music plays, its shifting beat following her footsteps. It's a cliché, of course, but a powerful one when it comes to thoughts (male, mainly) of Brazil and its music.

UK-based Brazilian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Lila Downs at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

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Lila Downs
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY
June 29, 2017

Backed initially by an eight-piece band directed by saxophonist (and husband) Paul Cohen, singer, songwriter and activist Lila Downs began her set with an up-tempo rendition of “Mezcalito," a tune that talks about mezcal, Mexico's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Arto Lindsay: Watch Out Madames!

Read "Arto Lindsay: Watch Out Madames!" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since his DNA and Ambitious Lovers adventures, Arto Lindsay's artistry has been defined by a tireless drive and capacity to bridge musical cultures, sounds and arts, making him one of the most intriguing musicians of our times.

His new album, the first CD of new songs in over a decade, Cuidado Madame (Northern ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Arto contemporaneo!

Read "Arto contemporaneo!" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Artista vulcanico e originalissimo, sin dai tempi dei DNA e degli Ambitious Lovers, ponte tra culture e sonorità, nonché tra le arti, che frequenta con ostinata e eccellente trasversalità, Arto Lindsay è uno dei musicisti più intriganti dei nostri tempi.

In occasione dell'uscita del suo nuovo disco Cuidado Madame, l'abbiamo raggiunto per una ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

Camila Meza e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz Italia: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Camila Meza: Emotivamente piena di colori, diversificata e in perenne sviluppo.

AAJI: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
C.M. : Che siano al servizio della musica, con mente cuore e orecchie aperte, e pronti ad offrirsi ...

When the Moon Hits the Sky, Via Veneto Jazz/Jando Music 2016

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Whether or not you speak Italian, know that Italians are fluent in the language of jazz music. Traditional Italian record labels like Black Saint, Soul Note, CAM Jazz, and Splash(h) Records, have paved the way for a deep and rich pool of artists worth your attention. Via Veneto Jazz and Jando Music are two such labels, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

Concert And Album Signing - Minas Celebrates "Record Store Day" With The Reissue Of  "Num Dia Azul", From 1983, On Vinyl And CDs

She was 23, an American in love with Bossa nova. He was 26, a Brazilian infatuated with American rock and classical music. They were romantically involved and musically bound, drawn to each other's different cultures. Their lives merged romance, music, and youthful dreams, expressed in their first album, Num Dia Azul (In a Blue Day), recorded ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees

Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees

24 songwriters and composers have nominated for induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. 6 final elected nominees will be inducted at the LA MUSA AWARDS to be held on October 13th at the Filmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater. The complete list of nominees: PERFORMING SONGWRITER NOMINEES: Alejandro Lerner – Argentina
Caetano Veloso – ...