Mestizo music star Manu Chao has released La Vecina del Patio, his second collaboration with Chalart58, featuring Sr. Wilson & Matah.
The dub reggae song was recorded at La Panchita studios.
Buy the single La Vecina del Patio
Rising Malian world music act Trio Da Kali and the renowned Kronos Quartet have recorded a superb single titled ‘Eh Ya Ye’. This song will appear on Trio Da Kali’s upcoming album ‘Ladilikan’ scheduled for release on September 15, 2017.
The video was made in Casamance (Senegal) and includes dancers Amadou Kande, Cheikh Omar Preira, Souleymane Diallo and Mamadou Drame.
Acclaimed artist Manu Chao has a new single and music video titled “A la par del amor.” The Jamaican-flavored song is collaboration between Chao, dub act Chalart 58 and Sr. Wilson.
Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro celebrates the 4th of July with his version of “America the Beautiful” videotaped at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado.
The song was originally written as a poem by Katharine Lee Bates after she visited Garden of the Gods in 1893.
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Spanish singer-songwriter Lara Bello will release a new album titled Sikame in 2017. As a preview, she has released an animated music video titled Sikame – El Alma de Oro.
The video was made by a new animation studio based in Granada (Spain) called El Buen Árbol, developed by two of Lara Bello’s favorite artists: Raúl Ruiz (El Niño de las Pinturas) and Lucas Carrillo.
Lara’s new recording features an impressive cast of world class musicians: Gil Goldstein, Richard Bona, Lionel Loueke, Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Romero Lubambo, Rajiv Jayaweera, Leni Stern, Dave Eggar and Samuel Torres.
The album will be released by Biophilia Records, founded by pianist and composer Fabian Almazán, focused on music and ecology. The album will appear in a new physical format patented by the label.
Brixton act The Dandadda, created by producer Dan Vinci, has developed a fabulous hybrid sound, mixing electronica, reggae and other genres. The single “Heart Attack” is now available on video. This is the first single in a series of releases The Dandadda is planning to publish in the near future.
“Heart Attack” is motivated by the hyper-gentrification of Brixton. Dan Vinci grew up in this culturally diverse English city. He’s worked with reggae musicians from early in his career. The Dandadda has also involved well-known names in the project, such as Horace Andy (Massive Attack), Earl 16 (UB40), Junior Dan (Gorillaz), John Holt and The Ragga Twins (Skrillex).
The 19-minute documentary Walila: The Modern Sound of North African Sacred Music is now available online. The inspiring film, directed by independent filmmaker Reed Rickert, follows music producer Daniel Masson, best known for his Buddha Bar compilations.
Masson has the objective of creating a cultural bridge between the Western and Arab worlds. He traveled to Morocco to record musicians for his latest electronic music album. As the film develops to the final live performance of the album at the Festival of Sacred Music of Fes, the question in Daniel’s mind remains: Will this new blend of music styles be accepted by the Moroccan audience as well as the Western audience?