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Les Nubians

Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for almost a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. This distinctive sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N'diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul. Recognized for their colorful auras, Les Nubians' vogue is a fusion of Funkin' Fashion and Modern Amazon. Adoring fans pay tribute to the French/Cameroonian sister duo for their continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum ‘n' bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors. Their hit single “Makeda” propelled their 1999 U.S

News: Recording

Kanaga System Krush Announces Tiécoro Sissoko's "Keme Borama"

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabate, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Kouyate and Rokia Traore are a few of the most outspoken advocates of ...

News: Recording

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

KSK To Release "Keme Borama" from the late Tiécoro Sissoko

Since the country of Mali has suffered a ban on music by Islamist militants, artists from around the world have come together to campaign towards promoting the culture and music of Mali. Musicians such as Toumani Diabaté, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, and Bassekou Kouyate are a few of the most outspoken advocates of Malian musical ...

News: Award / Grant

Jazz Pianist Tigran Wins $35,000 Prize for Contemporary Music

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce Yo-Yo Ma as the winner of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music. While Mr. Ma is widely acknowledged as a master cellist in the field of classical music, the Vilcek Prize is the first to recognize and honor his contributions to contemporary music. The annual Vilcek Prize in ...

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News: Festival

Jazz is Bustin' Out All Over the Nation's Capital

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced its signature programs for 2012, which include: Jazz Meets the Classics at the Kennedy Center; Jazz in the 'Hoods presented by Events DC; Jazz ‘n' Families Fun Days at The Phillips Collection; Jazz at the Hamilton presented by The Washington Post; and Jazz at the Howard. The Festival will ...

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News: Festival

DC Jazz Festival Announces 2012 Travel Package

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announced that the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel and Amtrak are extending special discounted travel packages to out-of-town jazz enthusiasts planning to attend the 2012 Festival, which will take place June 1-10 in venues throughout the nation’s capital city. “We have been enthused about the considerable number of out-of-town fans ...

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News: Recording

International Singer/Songwriter Amana Melome Channels Jazz Legacy with "Phoenix Rising"

While maintaining her natural elegance, combined with her American and European heritage and cosmopolitan influences, Amana Melome's latest album Phoenix Rising is a refreshing voyage of world music, floating between neo-soul, funk, jazz, folk and reggae. The new album was available on iTunes May 21st. Amana Melome is an international singer and songwriter who was raised ...

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News: Recording

Blitz the Ambassador to Release "Native Sun"

Blitz the Ambassador Brings the Pan-African Noise with Native Sun A blindingly bright clarity drives Blitz the Ambassador. With a spot-on sense of flow, he name-checks Basquiat and Lumumba, evokes lovelorn sighs on Accra buses, émigré alienation, history's shadows. All set to swirls of brass, distorted guitars, and the crackle and pop of old amplifiers. With ...

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News: Radio

Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz: Episode 15, "Sultry Sirens, Part 3"

SoulandJazz.com presents: Continuum--A Journey Through Jazz Episode 15: “Sultry Sirens 3" Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, 'The Jazz Evangelist' As always, the show is free, absolutely legal, fun for the whole family, and available for listening right now, right here. This week we continue our journey through Jazz with the third installment of ...

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News: Interview

Les Nubians Interview

Les Nubians Interview


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