World Music

What is local? Making music in a hyper-connected world

At the most recent Loop event in Berlin, music makers from all over the world came to share experiences and explore new ideas and approaches at the …

Folk Music

ESALEN Spring Detox Retreat ~ "Fire in the Belly, Honey in the Heart"

The Details<p>Join us for a spring detox immersion into the healing depths of your own yoga practice, contemplative meditation, live music and …

Yoga

SXSW 2017: Around the World in 5 days: Tuesday, March 14

For the next week, it will be possible to go on a global musical journey without leaving Austin. We teamed with Michael Crockett, host of …

As Womadelaide turns 25, what counts as 'world music'?

Adelaide's pioneering music and arts festival has long celebrated international artists. But in an internet age, what's the point of the genre?

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#3644: Another World Music Edition

For this New Sounds, sample some recent releases of world music, including a recent offering from Chancha via Circuito, the Argentine DJ and producer who merges Brazilian rhythms, Paraguayan harp, Andean mysticism and remixes South American folksong - all focused through his own futuristic lens of …

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Drummer Mickey Hart recalls 30 years of 'world music'

"There's no such thing as world music." That's what drummer Mickey Hart told us when we asked him about the term "world music," which was coined 30 years ago.<p>This year, we're touching base with artists who were attracted to global sounds or who became champions of those sounds and to reflect on …

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The Hybrid Sounds of Belgium’s Zanzibar

Zanzibar – Fiali in Chicago (Home Records, 2016) Belgian multi-ethnic band Zanzibar plays an unexpected mix of rhythmic Afropop music, …

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Tunisian protest singer Emel Mathlouthi releasing a new LP on Partisan, touring

<b>Emel Mathlouthi</b> is a Tunisian singer/songwriter living in New York, where she recently relocated from Paris, where she moved in 2008 after her music …

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#3640: More All Over the World Music

Listen to music that brings together sounds of the Mediterranean, Southern Italy, and India, with Morocco, and the sounds of Balkans and Scandinavia. There’s music from the NYC-based band Dálava and their arrangements of folk songs, folksongs meticulously transcribed over 100 years ago by biologist …

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#3638: Psychedelic World Music

Listen to world music that veers into psychedelic territory on this New Sounds, with Native-American inspired percussive drone music and Afrobeat from Brazil in music by Bixiga 70. Hear a mix of Afro-Ethiopian rock and jazz from the Brazilian band, Bixiga70, whose name is clearly a nod to the …

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This Indian Musician Won A Grammy This Year And We're Beyond Proud! - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>The Indian tabla player won as part of an ensemble crew for Yo-Yo Ma!</b><p>While we were too busy being mesmerised by Beyonce’s performance at the 59th …

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Watch: A Patna musician has won a Grammy for Yo-Yo Ma's world music album

Sandeep Das played the tabla on The Silk Road Ensemble's 'Sing Me Home'.<p>Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s group The Silk Road Ensemble won the Grammy …

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#3946: Some Recent World Music

Sample new music from Finland by kantele artist Pauliina Syrjälä, along with music by Awa Poulo from Mali near the border with Mauritania, & music from Poland from the most recent Warsaw Village Band record. Plus hear music from Burkina Faso by the Kanazoé Orkestra, a song from Bosnia by Damir …

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The SoundChaser Invests In Antelope Audio

Recording<p>Sponsored by<br>PreSonus<p>Graham Leftwich adds Goliath interface to mobile recording collection to capture FriendZ World Music concert.<p>By PSW …

Audio Recording

Artist Profiles: Håkon Høgemo

Håkon Høgemo (born 1965), from Øvre Årdal in Sogn, has been described by fiddler Knut Buen as “the Crown Prince of the Hardanger fiddle”. His unique …

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Austrian orchestra showcases world music diva; CSO shines in Tchaikovsky ballet

It was a weekend of symphonic serendipity for classical music lovers in downtown Chicago.<p>The Chicago Symphony Orchestra favored Orchestra Hall audiences with its first subscription concerts since its return from last month's European tour. Meanwhile, over at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, …

Classical Music

Legal challenges to Trump travel ban, scandal rocks French presidential race, 30 years of world music.

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Happy 30th birthday, 'world music'

1987 was a big year for music. "World music," in particular, since that's when the global genre was first named as an industry category.<p>It all started at a meeting in a London pub 30 years ago.<p>Music industry insiders gathered there wanted a way to easily identify the work of artists from around the …

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One Rhythm, One Planet: Music from the Banned Countries

I have always believed that music brings people together and bridges cultural divides. Music can connect us like no other arts, with its universal …

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Impeccable Contemporary Finnish Folk

Karuna – Tuulispää (Kuu Records, 2016) Karuna features three talented contemporary folk music instrumentalists and composers from Finland. Tuulispää …

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Clozee’s ‘Visions Of Envision’ Festival Playlist Is World Music Done Right

If the term ‘world music’ makes you sleepy or irritable just hearing it, you’re not alone – for many the term conjures thoughts of aggressive …

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A Beautiful Bagpipe tradition Recovered

Päre – Hausjärvi Beat (Zebo Records ZBR01, 2016)<p>Päre is a Finnish band that has recovered the Finnish bagpipe tradition. On the band’s album …

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Take A Look Back At All The SulaFest Editions For That Nostalgic Feeling - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>With India’s world music festival, SulaFest 17 just a few days away, we’re taking a look back at the journey they have been on since they first</b> …

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The World music features this week: Teitur, Faada Freddy and Hannah Williams & the Affirmations

Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of music, and every week, we put together the highlights for you here.<p><b>YouTube-inspired music confessionals</b><p>Songwriter Teitur Lassen is from the Faroe Islands. His latest collection of songs is a collaboration with American pianist and composer …

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A musical melange at Ranthambore

A confluence of Indian and International music, art and wild life conservation get its address amidst the verdant foliage of Rajasthan at the …

Festivals

Amid Political Change, A World Music Festival Reaffirms Its Mission

The world music festival globalFEST, held every year in New York, is regarded as a snapshot of rising acts in international music. It's also quite a scene: Music industry professionals make up a large portion of the crowd, and they're all there to scope out which acts from Africa, Asia, South …

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Best Of 2016: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year 1 Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano Heritage (Qwest/MCPS) 2 Beats Antique Shadowbox …

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Third edition of Inverfest at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid

Inverfest, the music festival with which the Teatro Circo Price welcomes the New Year, will present its third consecutive edition in 2017. It is a …

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Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ was born 30 years ago — and ‘world music’ grew with it

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Paul Simon's album “Graceland.” And its musical, cultural and political significance is worth noting.<p>As a lyricist, Simon was always telling stories. His 1986 release was no different. There was “You Can Call Me Al,” a song about a man in a midlife crisis. …

Paul Simon

BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature, David Attenborough - World Music Collector - Sir David Attenborough – World Music Collector

Sir David Attenborough – World Music Collector<p>It was during his first expedition to Sierra Leone with the zoo’s curator of reptiles, Jack Lester – in search of, amongst other things, a Bald-headed Rock Crow – that he stumbled across his first opportunity to record a musical performance.<p>Attenborough …

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