American band Simpkin Project has released a new album titled Beam of Light. The recording features a mix of reggae, blues, rock, and Americana.
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Viajando Com O Som, The Lost ’76 Vice-Versa Studio Session by groundbreaking Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal will be available later this year.
Viajando Com O was recorded in just two days at Vice Versa Studios in Sao Paulo in 1976. The band included Zé Eduardo Nazario, Zeca Assumpção, Lelo Nazario, Mauro Senise, Raul Mascarenhas, Nivaldo Ornelas, Toninho Horta and Aleuda Chaves.
Legendary English Folk music band Fairport Convention has released a 2CD+DVD set titled 35th Anniversary Concert.
The audio and video were recorded during Fairport Convention’s 35th Anniversary Tour at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke in England on February 23, 2002.
The lineup includes Simon Nicol on acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals; Dave Pegg on bass and vocals; Gerry Conway on drums and percussion; Chris Leslie on mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki and vocals; and Ric Sanders on violin.
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VP Records has announced the release of the 24th volume of its Reggae Gold compilation series. Reggae Gold 2K17 features current hits and exclusives and will be available tomorrow, July 21st.
The exclusives include the new hit from R&B star Estelle, ‘Love like Ours’ featuring Tarrus Riley.
Swiss Afrobeat band Professor Wouassa has a new album titled Grow Yes Yes! on Matasuna Records.The album brings together the leading Swiss Afrobeat musicians.
Acclaimed guitarist Santana has announced the release of a new album titled Power of Peace by Santana & The Isley Brothers. The album will be available in August 2017 featuring a mix of soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop.
Malian band Songhoy Blues is set to release its to release its second album ‘Résistance’ (Transgressive Records) in June. The recording features guest appearances from Iggy Pop, Elf Kid, and Stealing Sheep.
Résistance’ also includes string sections and a children’s choir.
Brazilian vocalist Sabrina Malheiros has announced the release of a new album. The recording will come out this summer and will feature her father Alex Malheiros, together with his Azymuth bandmate Kiko Continentino, Brazilian saxophone virtuoso Leo Gandleman, and British producer Daniel Maunick (Dokta Venom).
Mari Ormberg and singer Kari Røyinlid-Song – Den Store Stuten
Fiddler Mari Ormberg and singer Kari Røyinlid have released an album of folk tunes from The Åseral area of Norway. The album, titled Den Store Stuten (Etnisk Musikklubb EM 120) includes a booklet with liner notes that describe the lyrics, the music and the artists.
The Åseral area is where some of the oldest and most authentic techniques, compositions and original tonal types of Norway are found. The earliest melodies can be dated back to the Middle Ages.
Kari Røynlid was born and raised in Åseral. She grew up learning folk music by being a part of the musical environment in the hamlet. She was predominantly taught by Ingebjørg Liestøl, Jens Røynlid and Kari Røynlid (The older).
Mari Ormberg plays hardanger fiddle. She has a bachelor’s degree in (utøvende) folk music. Since she moved to Åseral in 2010, she has been studying the region’s “slåttespel”, the traditional Norwegian fiddle music.
To order the album go to www.etniskmusikklubb.no