Renowned vocalists Noa (Israel) and Pasión Vega (Spain) started their “Mediterráneas” tour on June 10 with an acclaimed concert at Festival de Pedralbes in Barcelona. The next concert will take place on July 6th at the Teatro de la Axerquía in Córdoba at 10:30 p.m.
The concerts feature duo performances as well as solo segments with their respective bands. “Mediterráneas” came up after Noa collaborated in the reissue of the “Pasión por Cano” album by Pasión Vega followed by an Israeli tour.
The rest of the Spanish tour includes Badajoz (7 July), Madrid (20 July), Ceuta (21 July), Jerez de la Frontera (22 July), Murcia 19 of August), Fuenlabrada (15 of September), Seville (16 of September) and Granada (20 of October).
Celebrated blues musicians Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ have announced an extraordinary, full-band tour in support of their first album as a duo, ‘TajMo’ (Concord).
‘TajMo’ is a historic collaboration between two generations of blues masters, joining their remarkable talents for the first time ever on an album of original songs and covers, featuring guest appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sheila E. and Lizz Wright. The album was self-produced by the duo.
TajMo Tour Dates
May 30 – Fort Collins, CO – Lincoln Theater
Jun 1 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens
Jun 2 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
Jun 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Gardens
Jun 6 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Theatre
Jun 7 – Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (Playboy Jazz Festival)
Jun 13 – Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
Jun 15 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
Jun 16 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Jun 18 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hal
Jun 20 – Sunriver, OR – John Gray Amphitheater
Jun 22 – Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium
Jun 23 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
Jun 24 – Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Casino Resor
Aug 9 – Washington D.C. – Lincoln Theatre
Aug 10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 16 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park
Aug 17 – Albany, NY – The Egg
Aug 18 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug 19 – Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus
Sept 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sept 7 – Skokie, IL – North Shore Performing Arts Center
Sept 9 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavillion
Sept 10 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
Sept 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Sept 14 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Sept 17 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera House
Sept 20 – Dallas, TX – Strauss Square – AT&T Performing Arts Center
Sept 22 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Sept 23 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Sept 24 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
Sept 29 – La Grange, GA – Sweetland Amphitheater
Oct 1 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center
Oct 3 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Stage
Oct 4 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct 6 – Boone, NC – Schaefer Center
Oct 7 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct 21 – 28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
Popular reggae band Easy Star All-Stars will be touring the West Coast of the United States and Canada starting in May of 2017, including the first ever appearance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival. The 16-stop tour will run through late June as Easy Star All-Stars travels to reggae-friendly cities across the West Coast and Mountains. Supporting acts include The Late Ones and The Elovators.
Easy Star All-Stars is well known for its reggae versions of full albums by legendary rock and pop acts Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson, as well as its own original material from its decade plus as a recording act. All of the band’s albums have reach the top on the Billboard Reggae Charts, including Lonely Hearts Dub Band, Thrillah and Dub Side of the Moon.
May 27 – California Roots 2017 – Monterey, CA
May 28 – Romano’s Concert Lounge – Riverside, CA
May 29 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
May 31 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA
June 1 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
June 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
June 3 – Summer Arts & Music Festival – Garberville, CA
June 4 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
June 5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
June 7 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
June 8 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
June 9 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
June 10 – World Village Festival – Boise, ID
June 23 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
June 24 – Tall Tree Music Festival – Port Renfrew, BC, CAN
June 25 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
Zimrock band Mokoomba will be touring the United States during April and May 2017. The band will present its new album, Luyando. The new recording focuses on the acoustic side of the band from Niagara Falls.
The current lineup includes Mathias Muzaza (lead vocals), Ndaba Coster Moyo (drums, backing vocals), Trustworth Samende (lead guitar, backing vocals), Donald Moyo, (keyboards, backing vocals), Miti Mugande, (percussion & backing vocals) and Abundance Mutori (bass, backing vocals).
Mokoomba 2017 Tour Dates
April 28 – New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 29-30 – Lafayette, LA: Festival Internationale de Louisiane
May 5 – Baltimore, MD: Patterson Theater
May 6 – Washington, DC: Funk Parade
May 9-14 – Black Mountain NC: The LEAF Festival & residency
May 17 – Marlboro, NY: The Falcon
May 18 – Portsmouth, NH: The Music Hall
May 19 – Boston, MA: Villa Victoria Center f/t Arts
May 21 – Joshua Tree, CA: Joshua Tree Music Festival
Acclaimed Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré will be touring the United States April-May 2017. The tour begins at Brooklyn New York’s BRIC House on Thursday, April 6th, coinciding with the official release of Samba (Six Degrees Records), Vieux Farka Touré’s new album.
Samba was recorded as part of the Woodstock Sessions, a series that combines live performance and studio recording with their ground-breaking venue.
While Touré was recording the album, he had an audience of about fifty people in the room. Touré received the vigor of a live concert with the quality of a studio recording. Touré was very satisfied with the experience, “we were able to capture this unique energy for the album.”
Vieux Farka Touré Spring 2017 Tour Dates:
4/6: BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
4/7: Villa Victoria, Boston, MA
4/8: The Outdoor Space, Hamden, CT
4/10: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
4/11: Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
4/12: Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MA
4/13: The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
4/14: King’s, Raleigh, NC
4/15: Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC
4/18: Proud Larry’s Oxford, MI
4/19: Terminal West, Atlanta, CA
4/22: Transatlantic, Miami Beach, FL
4/24: Casbah, San Diego, CA
4/25: Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
4/26: Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA
4/28: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
4/29: Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA
4/30: Ner Shalom, Cotati, CA
5/03: Nectar Seattle, WA
5/04: Star Theater, Portland, OR
5/05: Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA
5/07: Neurolux, Boise, ID
5/09: State Room, Salt Lake City, IA
Guitarist Josemi Carmona and bassist Javier Colina will present their unique sound at the Flamenco Festival in New York on March 10 at Joe’s Pub: “We will play humbly but with the certainty that what we do is special and very enjoyable. Up close, it’s not a project of virtuosity but of emotion and emotion difficult to match,” explains guitarist Josemi Carmona.
On March 12th, the duo will land at the Miami Festival to show, in Colina’s words, this “jazzified flamenco that combines improvisations with touches of flamenco and African-American music“.
Finally, on March 14 Carmona and Colina will present their music at the XV Chicago Flamenco Festival, which collaborates for the first time with Flamenco Eñe.
“Opening the range of flamenco artists is very difficult, festivals always present the same musicians. Flamenco Eñe has made younger generations express their talent to the programmers, giving strength to flamenco and energy to authors who are not so well known, “added Josemi.
The duo’s most recent recording is De Cerca (Universal Music Spain, 2016).
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal will return to North American stages in 2017, with their first tour on this side of the Atlantic since 2011. Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal charmed critics and fans alike with their splendid debut Chamber Music, released in North America in 2011.
The duo followed this success up with 2015’s Musique du Nuit that intensified the kora with cello hybrid sound.
Ballaké and Vincent will begin the first part of their 2017 North American tour with stops in eleven cities in February and March, including Quebec, Montreal, New York City, Chicago, Miami, and more.
The duo will return for a second leg of touring in autumn 2017, with more dates to be announced.
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Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal 2017 Tour Dates:
Feb. 23, Berea College, Berea KY
Feb. 24, University of VT, Burlington VT
Feb. 25, Palais Montcalm, Quebec
Feb. 26, Le Gesu, Montreal
Feb. 28, The Arts Center, Carrboro NC
March 1 The Barns at Wolftrap, Vienna VA
March 3 French Institute Alliance New York NY
March 4 Villa Victoria, Boston, MA
March 5, North Beach Band Shell, Miami Beach
March 8, Old Town School of Folk, Chicago IL
March 9, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Goran Ivanovic Trio has announced that it will be touring the American Midwest in December 2016. Goran Ivanovic Trio features guitarist and composer Goran Ivanovic, bassist Mike Harmon and drummer Pete Tashjian. The trio experiments in the fusion of classical, rock, jazz and various styles of traditional folk music.
The power trio’s debut album is laced with sing-able melodies, rich harmonies and complex rhythms. From the uplifting Americana influenced sounds of Alvorada Americana to dark mood songs like the haunting Patient Zero the album comprises a diverse palate of flavors.
In the song Querido Paco, Ivanovic pays tribute to lifelong influence, legendary Flamenco guitarist, the late Paco De Lucia. The Lively composition Tic Tac Toe is an audience favorite, with nearly 7 minutes of acrobatics on guitar it takes the listener through hard rock riffs, Flamenco rhythms and classical harmonic development.
Maurice’s Ragtime features friend and cellist Ian Maksin. The track features a slow ragtime feel with impressionistic harmonies reflective of French Composer Maurice Ravel.
Dec 14 Rozz-Tox Rock Island, IL
Dec 15 Iowa City Yacht Club Iowa City, IA
Dec 16 Pop’s Blue Moon St Louis, MO
Dec 17 The Iron Post Urbana, IL
Dec 21 Jazz Showcase Chicago, IL