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North Sea Jazz Festival 2019

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Ljubinko Zivkovic

North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands July 12-14, 2019 For a while now, jazz festivals have lost their exclusivity and being a musical source for just jazz fans or those who wanted to get involved in the scene. More commercial artists from other musical genres have actually become a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hugh Coltman: Who's Happy?

Read "Who's Happy?" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Trasferitosi a Parigi nel 1999 dopo la separazione dal gruppo rock blues The Hoax, il cantante inglese Hugh Coltman ha realizzato una carriera solista con varie collaborazioni (tra cui quella col pianista Eric Legnini e le cantanti Krystle Warren, Vanessa Paradis e Mayra Andrade) più un temporaneo ritorno con la vecchia band. In terra ...

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Munir Hossn: Nuove suggestioni tra Africa e Brasile

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Nato nel 1981 in Brasile da padre libanese e madre brasiliana, Munir Hossn è uno dei più creativi musicisti e compositori sudamericani della sua generazione. Dotato di un talento precoce, all'età di 10 anni suonava professionalmente (principalmente batteria e chitarra) in differenti gruppi di Salvador, Bahia. Impegnato principalmente nella sintesi tra elementi tradizionali africani e brasiliani, ...

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The Idan Raichel Project Live in NYC January 12 & 13

The Idan Raichel Project Live in NYC January 12 & 13

Since bursting onto the international music scene in 2003, The Idan Raichel Project has shattered expectations of Israeli pop with their unique blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show. The project continues to push musical boundaries garnering strong critical praise and winning over audiences worldwide. On January ...

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Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence

Read "Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence" reviewed by Chris May

Various ArtistsAfrica: 50 Years of Music: 50 Years of IndependenceSterns2010 “In my country alone, there are 80 ethnic groups and 200 dialects," says the Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango in an interview in the booklet enclosed with this box set. “So it's hard to talk about Cameroonian music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mayra Andrade: Storia Storia

Read "Storia Storia" reviewed by Chris May

Seemingly coming out of nowhere in 2007, singer Mayra Andrade single handedly rebooted the prevailing stereotype of Cape Verdean music with her debut album, Navega (Sterns). Sunny and gorgeously melodic, the disc provided a counterweight to the anguished oeuvre of Cesaria Evora, the “Barefoot Diva" who had been the international voice of Cape Verdean popular music ...

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Mayra Andrade: Navega

Read "Navega" reviewed by Chris May

Until now, for most people, the music of the Cape Verde islands has started and finished with the singer Cesaria Evora, who arrived on the international stage, aged 47, with the album La Diva Aux Pieds Nus (Lusafrica, 1988), becoming a festival-headlining world music star with Miss Perfumado (Lusafrica, 1992). Evora's style is called morna, and ...


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