World Music

PREMIERE: Lost Dog Constellation bring a refreshing taste to world music with Man From Cadiz

<b>Lost Dog Constellation</b> is the brainchild of Jordan born classical guitar and oud player Mike Hassan and Texan vocalist Trevor Vaughn. Marrying …

Music (Australia)

Saz'iso: At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me review – virtuoso world music

(Glitterbeat Records)<p>Exponents of unfamiliar styles need all the help they can get, and this virtuoso group from the mountains of southern Albania has deserved celebrity backing. Their debut album was co-produced by Joe Boyd, who has worked with everyone from Nick Drake to Taj Mahal, and engineered …

Music

The Sound of an Island: Jamaican Music for the Classroom | Smithsonian Folkways

Summary<br>Students will be introduced to the music and history of Jamaican culture through performing various game songs and dances, as well as playing …

Smithsonian

The Best World Music Venues in London

London’s world music scene is overflowing with local and international talent. There’s music from just about every corner of the world in this …

London

Remembering Sue Steward - writer, curator, picture editor and much more

Sue was a well-known, respected, and liked figure in photography says Anne Braybon, commissions manager of the National Portrait Gallery and a close …

Writing

Why bother with pop when you can have a whole world of music at your fingertips?

<b>Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra</b><p><b>★★★½</b><p>Q Theatre, September 10<p><b>Reviewed by John Shand</b><p>Remember going to a restaurant where the food is "foreign", and …

World Music Matters: Bluesman Fantastic Negrito sings America's working poor by RFI - Listen to music

Working-class

What it means when white guys are “crate digging” through Africa’s pop music archives

Legendary UK Radio DJ, the late John Peel used to play Zimbabwe’s The Bhundu Boys on his shows. A lot. Throughout the mid-80s, their jit-jive would appear alongside Mancunians The Fall’s post-punk and Einstürzende Neubauten’s German industrial noise.<p>If Peel liked a band, he really championed them. …

Vinyl Records

Whose record is it anyway? Musical 'crate digging' across Africa

Legendary UK Radio DJ, the late John Peel used to play Zimbabwe’s The Bhundu Boys on his shows. A lot. Throughout the mid-80s, their jit-jive would …

Music

15 Vancouver concerts this weekend, September 1 to 3

<b>FRIDAY</b>: first day of the two-day Richmond World Music Festival, which features performances by Dragonette, Verbal Jint, Tokyo Police Club, the …

New Westminster

A tribute to Evening Standard critic and pioneer spirit Sue Steward | London Evening Standard

Sue Steward’s early life reads on paper like the scenario for one of those Swinging London morality fables in which an attractive young woman arrives …

Sue Steward obituary

Writer, broadcaster and expert on Latin and world music<p>Sue Steward was an authority on Latin and world music in Britain and a champion of women artists. Affectionately known as La Reina or La Stewarda, Steward, who has died aged 70 after a brain haemorrhage, was also a widely travelled author and …

Music

10 Years After Its Release, M.I.A.’s Kala Is a Reflection of a Different World

There’s never been a genre name less descriptive than “world music.” It’s evident that everyone who makes music lives in the world, yet it’s no less …

Music

Indigenous music icon Dr G Yunupingu dies aged 46

He spent his last days at an itinerant camp surrounded by people drinking on a Darwin beach before being taken by friends to the hospital.<p>His …

Music

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (24-27 August)

Bursting at the seams with headline acts and family fun galore, the <b>Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (24-27 August)</b>, is set to be the highlight of the …

Festivals

Matasora World Music Festival 2017 brings the best of both worlds

Matasora World Music Festival (MWMF) 2017 which was held in Bandung on July 22 to 23 was deemed a huge success as it managed to attract thousands of …

Festivals

World Music Institute Expands for Next Concert Season

The World Music Institute will bring acclaimed musicians from across the globe to New York for more than 40 performances next season. This nonprofit organization’s new programming includes mini-festivals dedicated to music from Mali and India, and from contemporary Jewish culture.<p>The season will …

The Arts

First Hydra World Music (HMW) Festival to be Held on August 25-27

Set against the unique backdrop of Hydra, one of the cosmopolitan Saronic Gulf islands that was a haven and adopted home for several artists, …

Greece

Get to know the creators behind Gratitude Migration [Interview]

On Friday July 14th, East Coast lovers and friends will descend upon Keansburg, New Jersey for three days of music, art, community, and connection in …

Electronic Music

Sunfest 2017

Alfredo Caxaj, the executive director of Sunfest, likes to boast how the music festival brings the world to London.<p>Mother Nature couldn’t put a …

Southwestern Ontario

GQ Playlist: Burudu’s Zardin Zetwal is the music video to watch right now

GQ Playlist: Burudu’s Zardin Zetwal is the music video to watch right now<p>“We like to play music that we’d dance to,” says Nakul Sharma, one half of …

Magnetism

How Bonnie Raitt's pursuit of the blues led her to world music

The phrase "world music" was first coined as a marketing term about 30 years ago. Initially it was just a way to organize music from around the globe so people could find it and buy it. Since then, a lot of people have developed a dislike for the term; critics say it ghettoizes foreign music, …

Culture

Atlas Festival - The Ultimate Festival For Globetrotters

For those with a love of music and travel, the Atlas Festival is the one festival that you should add to your diary. Coming to the UK on the 29th and …

Soul Bang's: RFI discovery prize winner

World Music Matters features Guinean R'n'B singer Soul Bang's, winner of the RFI 2016 Discovery Prize. He talks to RFI about the 'cosmobeat' sound on …

European News

10 shows not to miss at Upstream Music Fest

With 345 acts on deck for the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit, how to choose?

John Coltrane

Why music might boost harmony between different cultures

Music can produce a humanizing effect for members of groups experiencing social and political opposition, research suggests.<p>“I have played music most …

Communicate

The World music features this week: Jah9 and Café Tacvba

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>Reggae star Jah9</b><p>Jamaican reggae artist Jah9 is a woman who embodies the title of a track on her latest CD, "Unafraid." Women have long been eclipsed on the reggae scene by …

Culture

Icons Of Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Blues, World Music, And Rock 'N Roll Converge At Tribeca

<i>Stars of the stage talk it out and rock it out at a series of discussions and performances at Tribeca 2017. Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth</i> …

New York City

Juno win has cabbie hoping for a new direction

Daniel Nebiat won’t be quitting his job driving taxi anytime soon. But now that he has won a Juno Award, he hopes that it will lead to more time …

Canadian News

5 fine getaways in South Korea

Spas, romance, food—we’ve got you covered<p>The country’s known for all kinds of things, from teahouses and volcanic craters to K-pop and museums …

South Korea