USA – Online retailer Calabash Music has announced that it will be donating 100% of
proceeds from sales of a Sumatran recording to relief agencies working in
Sumatra. The album is Music of Northern Sumatra – Tapanuli by Partopi Tao Group, produced by John Matarazzo in 1995.
One track is currently available as a free sample. Calabash Music is a Fair Trade Music Company. It connects people through music. The company provides a global platform for independent musicians — enabling artists to share their music directly, no matter where they are from — via its revolutionary online distribution network.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.