Acclaimed Nigerien band Tal National is set to perform in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Littlefield. The band will be presenting its latest album Tantabara on Fat Cat Records.
Tal National reached international praise with Kaani (2013), the group’s first release outside of Niger. The band’s second international album was Zoy Zoy.
This concert is part of the World Music Institute’s Counterpoint series.
London’s Latin Music Festival La Linea has announced two new high profile concerts for this year’s event: Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler and fado vocalist Gisela Joao. La Linea 2018 will run April 20 – 30, 2018.
O baile de Noró is the title of the new single by Spanish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Xabier Díaz and Adufeiras de Salitre. The group performs contemporary Galician folk music featuring the all-female Adufeiras de Salitre, an ensemble that follows the pandereteiras tradition (an ensemble of women that sings and plays tambourines).
The song will appear in the upcoming “Noró” album, scheduled for release in February 2018.
Toto Bona Lokua have released a music video featuring the song ‘Ma Mama’. The video was directed by Katy Wang. The song appears in the new album titled ‘Bondeko’, scheduled for release January 19, 2018.
Toto Bona Lokua is a trio formed by three leading world music artists: Gerald Toto (France), Richard Bona (Cameroon) and Lokua Kanza. (D.R. Congo). The trio’s previous release was ‘Totobonalokua‘ (2004).
Acclaimed world music act is set to perform at the The Fourth Light Project on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at Schimmel Center in downtown Manhattan, New York City.
Niyaz is an acclaimed contemporary world music act rooted in Persian, Middle eastern and Indian traditions. The current lineup includes vocalist and composer Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian. The group recently released The Best Of Niyaz.
Tickets are available at www.schimmelcenter.org, by calling 212-346-1715 or by visiting the box office located at 3 Spruce Street.
Acclaimed Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Germany’s NDR Bigband are set to release Es:sensual on January 18. This is the international release of this album that previously available only in Germany.
Es:sensual is a continuation of pianist and composer Omar Sosa’s collaboration with Hamburg’s NDR Bigband (North German Radio-Norddeutscher Rundfunk) and renowned Brazilian cellist, composer and arranger Jaques Morelenbaum, whose inaugural effort can be heard on the Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband CD Ceremony (Otá, 2010).
Overdubbed (Echo Beach, 2018) is the new album by dub masters Sly & Robbie and Dubmatix. The album is scheduled for release January 19th, 2018. The recording will be available in 12″ Vinyl, CD, and digital formats.
The Third Annual Kansas City Folk Festival will take place Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Headliners include Mary Chapin Carpenter and Flaco Jiménez with Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs.
Launched in 2015, the Kansas City Folk Festival (KCFF) is family-friendly, summer-style festival in the middle of winter that is produced by Folk Alliance International. Open to the public, KCFF presents local, national, and international acts as well as the finest local “makers” in a boutique Artisan Market.
Four Stages of Local, Regional and International Artists Announced
Positive Vibration, the UK’s celebration of reggae music and Jamaican culture will take place June 8 and 9, 2018 at Baltic Triangle in Liverpool.
The first wave of acts announced includes Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band; Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Sound System; Adrian Sherwood & Creation Rebel; Iration Steppas; Misty in Roots; Don Letts; Channel One Sound System; Manudigital with Parly B and Bazil; Capital Letters; Radikal Guru with Echo Ranks and Cian Finn; Dubkasm with Solo Banton; and Count Skylarkin’ presents ‘Derek’s Island Discs’