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Tania Libertad’s US Tour

Tania Libertad - Costa Negra
Tania Libertad – Costa Negra
New York, USA – Tania Libertad, one of Latin America’s most established singing stars, will be touring the United states later this year.

Libertad finally made her American debut on World Village with the release of Costa Negra.

Known for both her extensive catalog of boleros and for her abiding interest in the black music of Peru, Libertad’s Costa Negra introduced American audiences to a unique singer already well-known in Latin music circles.

Tour dates:

Friday, Sept 19. Dallas, TX Latino Cultural Arts Center
Sunday, Oct 7. New York, NY Joe’s Pub
Thursday, Oct 9. Houston, TX TBA
Friday, Oct 10. Austin, TX UT Austin, Hogg Auditorium
Saturday, Oct 11. Gainesville, FL U of Florida Gainesville, Philips
Tu/Ws, Oct 14 or 15. Santa Cruz, CA TBA
Thursday. Oct 16. Saratoga, CA Villa Montalvo
Friday, Oct 17. Los Angeles, CA UCLA, Royce Hall
Sunday, Nov 23. Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center – with Cesaria Evora


Guem, Percussion Virtuoso on Tour with his New Album

Guem - Rose des Sables
Guem – Rose des Sables
Paris, France – Algerian, of Nigerian origin, Guem, is one of the major percussionists on the scene at the moment. The master of a multitude of instruments has just released his new album Rose des Sables in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy.

This month will see it hit the shops in Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, Japan and Canada. Guem has been touring around France and in Belgium and is taking part in the “Master of Percussion” tour, with Tambours de Brazza and guest artists, until mid-June.


Sierra Maestra 2003 US Tour Confirmed Dates

San Francisco, USA – One of Cuba’s most legendary bands, Sierra Maestra, will be touring the United States. Here are Sierra Maestra’s confirmed tour dates for 2003. All dates subject to change or cancellation

6/27/03 Providence, RI Waterplace Park
7/6/03 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage
7/11/03 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
7/13/03 Chicago, IL Chicago Folk and Roots Festival
7/15/03 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center
7/18/03 Los Angeles, CA Grand Performances
7/19/03 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Park Casino


Tony Allen European Tour

Paris, France -Tony Allen will be taking his Home Cooking album around Europe this summer. Kicking off in London, supporting Blur on the 9th of May he will go on to perform in Spain, the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Portugal.

Many performances will be at festivals including the Plein Air and SOS Racism festivals in Spain, Glastonbury in the UK, Roskilde in Denmark and Porto Festival in Portugal.

The album was released late last year by Comet Records and is a funky fusion of afrobeat, hip-hop and electro music which Tony Allen calls Afro-Hop. Including collaborations with Ty from Big Dada, Unsung Heros and Doctor L and guest artists Eska and Damon Albarn.

Licensed to Virgin for France and Wrasse for England, it will be distributed throughout the rest of the world by Chronowax.


Matato’a from Easter Island, European Tour

Belgium – Easter Island group Matato’a will be touring Europe June 3 through September 15.

This unique group will attract special attention because it’s the first time a group from Easter Island will be touring Europe.

The musicians promote and preserve the ancestral traditions, the dances, the costumes, and the body paintings of Easter Island through traditional and modern music. Acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards and bass are mixed with traditional percussion, ukulele, harmonica, and traditional instruments such as stones, horse jaws, big drums, etc. For more information you can contact the tour organization ‘The World Festival of Folklore Schoten – Belgium.’ Patrick Beauquesne. Phone: +32 479 47 24 20.


The Rustavi Choir on Tour

The Rustavi Choir
The Rustavi Choir

Tbilisi, Georgia – The Rustavi Choir, one of the finest folk choirs in the world will be touring several European countries in the next months.

The Rustavi Company was founded in 1968. Art of Rustavi has roots in the past of Georgia’s folk music and folk performing arts. It is the product of Georgia’s musical Rustavi incorporates representatives from different parts of Georgia; the timbre of each singer’s voice bears a specific national coloring. The members of the company infuse its repertory the unique vocal traditions of their native parts as well as with their songs and the deep knowledge of their performing style.

Several concerts in Germany and The Netherlands have yet to be confirmed. The confirmed tour schedule is:April

April 29-30 Russia, Moscow (Choir)


May 5-12 Russia (Choir)


June 7-12 Russia – St. Petersburg (Choir)


July 4-14 Greece (Choir)


October 2-7h UK-Ireland (Choir)


Mestre Ambrosio’s European Tour

Mestre Ambrosio
Mestre Ambrosio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Mestre Ambrosio, founders of Pernambuco’s new music groove will begin a spring European tour in April.

Mestre Ambrósio masters a breathtaking show mixing the finest musical performance with irresistible rhythms and outstanding dance steps.Mestre Ambrósio’s six members graduated in modern and classical music. They are: Siba (fiddle, guitar and voice), Helder Vasconcelos (fole, percussion and voice) Mazinho Lima (bass, triangle and voice) Sergio Cassiano (percussion and voice) Mauricio Alves and Eder Rocha (percussion).

Tour dates:

19.04 The Moods-Zurich (CH)
21.04 Alien Bar – Orleans (F)
23.04 Botanique-Brussels (B)
24.04 Melkweg-Amsterdam (NL)
26,27.04 Bordeaux (F) show + Masterclasses Maracatu & Cavalo Marinho
29.04 “Roda de Coco”; Favela Chic (Paris-F)
30.04 New Morning; Paris (F)
01.05 Orleans (F) Masterclasses Maracatu & Cavalo Marinho
02.05 Astrolabe; Toulouse (F)
04.05 Serpa (P)


LoJo and DuOud on tour together in the UK

Lo Jo (France)
Lo’Jo (France)
Paris, France – If you’re in the UK this month you can feast your ears on two leading French world music groups. Lo’Jo and DuOud will be touring together, supported by the French Music Export Office.

Tour info:Friday April 4th, Queens Theatre, Edinburgh.

Saturday April 5th, Lakeside, Nottingham – Lo’Jo only.

Sunday April 6th, Roadmender, Northampton.

Wednesday April 9th, Fiddlers, Bristol.

Thursday April 10th, Ocean, London – with guest Talvin Singh.

Friday April 11th, Southport Arts Centre.

Saturday April 12th, Tolbooth, Stirling.

Sunday April 13th, The Arches, Glasgow.

Monday April 14th, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.

Both groups have recently released albums…

Lo’Jo released “L’une des siens” in March 2002 with international releases following according to tour dates. The album is distributed in the UK by Discovery Records. The album was released last summer in the United States under the title “Au cabaret sauvage” (World Village/Harmonia Mundi).

DuOud released their debut album “Wild Serenade” in November, the acoustic/electronic mix of classic Arab tracks and new compositions features guest artists Pierre Fruchard, Nedim and the members of Bum Cello.


Chava Alberstein on Tour


May 11 – The Esplanade, Singapore

July 12 – Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA

November 8 – Rackham Concert Hall, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Novembe 9 – Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA

November 10 – Metro West Jcc Auditorium, West Orange, NJ, USA

November 11 – Jorgensen Auditorium, Storrs, CT, USA

November 13 – Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

November 14 – Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

November 15 – Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

November 16 – Mandeville Auditorium, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

November 19 – Laxson Auditorium, Chico, CA, USA

November 20 – Hoytt Theatre, San Rafael, CA, USA

November 22 – Page Auditorium, Durham, NC, USA


May 13 – Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay, WI, USA

May 15 – Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

May 19 – Kaufman Concert Hall, New York, NY, USA

May 18 – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, York, PA, USA

May 20 – State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, USA


Valentin y los del Caribe to Tour Canada – Summer 2003

Valentin y los del Caribe
Valentin y los del Caribe
Vancouver, Canada – From Cuba, Valentin y los del Caribe has been entertaining tourists for almost a decade. Now ready to embark on their first Canadian tour in July 2003, this lively 14-piece Cuban Salsa orchestra is geared to shake up any party scene. A brilliant combination of spicy vocals, tropical percussions, intense trumpets and dynamic trombones, Valentin y los del Caribe is one of Cuba’s top three orchestras currently performing the Varadero tourist circuit.Led by Rene Valentin Campos Santiesteban and his son Rene Amet Campos Artigas, Valentin y los del Caribe incorporates son, smooth salsa, sassy merengue, energizing cha cha, powerful timba, flamboyant bolero, cumbia,bachata and high-energy rhythms into its repertoire of over 100 musical compositions.

Valentin y los del Caribe’s newest CD- Para Bailar Mi Tumbao – on the EGREM label has just been released in time for their Canadian summer tour.

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