Celebrated Irish music ensemble The Gloaming will be touring the United States in April 2019. The Gloaming’s tour begins April 6th April in New York City at a sold out Carnegie Hall. It’s followed by stops at beautiful theaters in Boston, Durham, Los Angeles and Santa Bárbara. This will be the last opportunity to see the band live before they go on an extended break.
The Gloaming recently released its critically acclaimed album The Gloaming 3.
Fado icon Mariza is returning to the United States and Canada for an extensive North American tour this spring. She will be performing songs from her latest album, “Mariza,” inviting listeners into the intensity and intimacy of fado.
“For me, the most important part of my work is to make good music,” says Mariza. “And for that, I look for good producers, musicians, composers and lyricists,” she remarks. “The transparency of my music means I sing my own truth.”
The self-titled seventh album, Mariza, highlights new facets to her voice and her creativity, tackling songs that speak to the nuance of experience. “After almost 20 years of recording, my voice gained some maturity with all the songs that I sung so far,” says Mariza. “On this record, the lyrics I chose are also very mature. They convey histories of life, emotions from the soul.”
She also wrote her own lyrics. “For the first time I was able to sing a lyric written by me. It’s about an impossible love story,” she explains. “I discovered over the years that we all look for love. In many shapes and forms, that’s the truth, the truth of life for all human beings.”
Mariza 2019 North American Tour Dates
April 6, 2019
Los Angeles, California
April 10, 2019
Santa Cruz, California
April 12, 2019
San Francisco, California
April 13, 2019
San Francisco, California
April 14, 2019
San Francisco, California
April 17, 2019
April 20, 2019
University of Massachusetts, Lowell Auditorium
April 27, 2019
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music
April 28, 2019
Maison Symphonique, Place Des Arts
May 1, 2019
New York City
May 3, 2019
Arsht Center, James L. Knight Concert Hall
May 5, 2019
Wortham Center, Cullen Teather
Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara will be touring North America in March and April to support her new Shanachie Records album Fenfo (“Something To Say”).
The splendid and socially mindful artist has used her music to focus on critical matters such as arranged marriage, migration, genital mutilation, domestic violence. She also campaigned against the trafficking and sale of black migrants in Libyan slave markets.
Fatoumata Diawara has collaborated with Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damon Albarn, Roberto Fonseca, David Crosby, Amadou & Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Snarky Puppy.
March 21 – Neptuno Theater – Seattle, WA March 23 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA March 24 – San Francisco Jazz Festival – San Francisco, CA March 26 – Montorco – Music Hall – Durham, NC March 28 – Savannah Music Festival – Savanah, GA March 30 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY March 31 – Highland Center for the Arts – Greensboro, VT April 2 – Le National – Montreal, Canada April 3, Palais Montcalm – Maison de la Musique – Quebec, Canada April 4 – Toronto Centre for the Arts – Toronto, Canada April 5 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA April 6 – North Beach Bandshell – Miami Beach, FL
Mokoomba, Zimbabwe’s leading roots music act returns to North America for a tour of Canada and the United States this April. The popular world music band is set to perform at Brooklyn Bowl, The Library of Congress, Freight and Salvage (Berkeleyn California), UC San Diego’s Price Center, and more.
The group has released three albums: Kweseka (2009), Rising Tide (2012) and Luyando (2017). Mokoomba will be recording their much-anticipated fourth album later this year. More about Mokoomba.
Mokoomba 2019 North American Spring Tour Dates:
4/6: GlobaLocal, Woodstock, VT 4/7: GlobaLocal, Woodstock, VT 4/9: State House, New Haven, CT 4/10: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY 4/11: Music Haven Stage, Schenectady, NY 4/12: Somerville Theater, Boston, MA, 4/15: Library of Congress, Washington DC 4/16: Spire Arts Center, Frederick MD 4/19: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA 4/20: Swayz Ballroom, Dallas, TX 4/24: Price Center at UCSD, San Diego, CA 4/26: Town Hall, Seattle, WA 4/27: Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Boundary-breaking Portuguese guitar player Marta Pereira da Costa will be touring North America in March 2019, with a monthlong, five city tour, that includes stops at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. This tour is a rare opportunity to catch the world’s first and, so far, only woman to play the Portuguese guitar professionally.
Marta is bringing her unique take on contemporary Portuguese sounds to North America, along with her band: António Pinto on classical guitar, Miguel Amado on contrabass, Alexandre Diniz on piano, and André Sousa Machado on percussion. Together they’ll perform both Marta’s original repertoire from her self-titled album, Marta Pereira da Costa, as well as their own takes on Portuguese classics from the artists that have influenced her, including Variações Carlos Paredes and Mário Pacheco.
“Last year we played more than 30 concerts, so I’m very happy with this opportunity to take my voice, which is my Portuguese guitar, and my project and band to perform in the US”, says Marta.
Marta Pereira da Costa 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:
March 7th – Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose, California
March 8th – Portuguese Embassy, Washington DC
March 9th – Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Washington DC
March 13th – Victorian Room, Driskill Hotel SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas
March 14th – Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium, New York
March 15th – DROM, New York
March 16th – Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Acclaimed Malian band Songhoy Blues, has announced a short run of U.K. dates in January 2019.
Currently in the process of writing and recording their new album, their upcoming live dates follow their much talked about U.K. shows in2017 including a formidable set on the Park Stage at Glastonbury, a sold out headline show as part of the Summer Series at Somerset House in London, a tremendous success at the Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia and a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
One of the rising stars in the world music scene, Congolese musician Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess will be touring the United States and Mexico in September and October 2018.
The Congolese artists will be presenting their second album Kin Sonic. The album includes contributions from Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’, of Massive Attack.
2018 Tour Dates:
September 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Globalquerque Festival
September 22 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
September 23 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier IMAX
September 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
September 26 – Guanajuato, Mexico – Festival Cervantino
September 28 – Bloomington, IN – Lotus Festival
September 29 – Bloomington, IN – Lotus Festival
October 2 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
October 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
October05 – Boston, MA – Boston University
October 7 – Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Music Festival
October 8 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
October 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon Cafe Concert
October 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
October 12 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
October 16 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
October 18 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
October 20 – Black Mountain, NC – LEAF Community Arts Festival
October 26 – Guanajuato, Mexico – Explanada de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas
October 27 – Mérida, Mexico – Teatro Armando Manzanero
Aynur, one of the great voices of the eastern Mediterranean, will be touring the United States and Canada in September 2018. Her ensemble includes Salman Gambarov on piano and Cemil Qoçgîrî on tenbur. Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh will be a special guest at New York concert.
Aynur is one of the leading musicians in Turkey. Her music is based on traditional Kurdish folk music, which she combines with Western music. Her lyrics often describe the life and struggles of Kurdish people, specially women. Her recordings include Hawniyaz, Hevra (Together), Rewend and Keçe Kurdan.
Aynur has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Kayhan Kalhor, Javier Limón, Kinan Azmeh, and appeared in the documentary film “The Music of Strangers” about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
The Chano Domínguez Quintent will be touring the West coast of the United. Acclaimed flamenco jazz pianist Chano Dominguez will be joined by bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado, and drummer/percussionist Henry Cole, along with two renowned Spanish artists, singer Blas Cordoba an National Flamenco Contest winning dancer Daniel Navarro.
The quintet will revisit the music of Miles Davis through the prism of flamenco with selections from Domínguez’s Flamenco Sketches album that pays homage to Miles Davis through interpretations of his classic 1959 album Kind of Blue.
In addition to the West Coast dates, Chano will be performing with his trio at New York City’s High Line Ballroom as part of Blue Note Festival on June 26h. This lineup consists of Dominguez, Alexis Cuadrado and Henry Cole; and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 28th, with Cuadrado, Cole, and New York City-based flamenco duo Ismael Fernandez (vocals) and Sonia Olla (dance).
Lastly, Domínguez will be releasing Chano & Colina, his latest recording for the Sunnyside label, on June 1st, 2018. The album captures Chano and his old friend and collaborator, Spanish bass virtuoso Javier Colina, live at the Sala de Camara del Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid in January 2017. It’s an intimate and beautiful record that invites the audience to listen in on the duo’s extraordinary, decades-long musical rapport.
Chano Dominguez Summer 2018 U.S. Tour Dates:
May 25: SFJazz, San Francisco, CA
May 26: The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ
May 29: The Athenaeum, San Diego, CA
June 1: The Ford, Los Angeles, CA
June 2: Stanford Live, Stanford, CA
June 3: Winningstead Theater, Portland OR
June 4: Triple Door, Seattle, WA
June 6: Chateau des Fleurs, Boise, ID
June 26th, The Blue Note Festival at The Highline Ballroom, NY *With Chano Dominguez Trio featuring Alexis Cuadrado and Henry Cole
June 28th, Montreal International Jazz Festival *With Quintet, featuring Ismael Fernandez and Sonia Olla
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