Morocco's Majid Bekkas has announced a new album for January 2014. The master of gnawa music has released a number of highly-rated album for the IglooMondo label starting with "African Gnawa Blues" in 2001. This time, he is building on his experience working with jazz musicians to create an album that blends these two worlds. Guests on the album include Belgian sax player Manuel Hermia.
Interview with jazz bass player Colin D'Cruz form Goa, India.
1) What is your opinion regarding the present jazz scene in Goa?
Goa is and will always be the live music hub of India and hopefully the world someday. The tourist season between October and March every year, turns Goa into a global village with people from all over the world making themselves at home with the Goan way of life.
UNESCO recently declared the 30th of April as International jazz day,
encouraging worldwide participation on and around the 30th of April every year.
Jazz Goa celebrated it in style on the 1st of May in a second edition of
'Concert in the park' at the beautifully renovated Jardim Garcia da Orta in
Panjim. The crowd turnout was nothing short of phenomenal with all seating
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Music in Goa is known for its Latin American roots and one Goan musician Colin D’Cruz got the opportunity to perform Latin-jazz with a couple of masters from Brazil and America. Thanks to the Internet.
Pianist Joshua Costa from Goa is one of the few young Indian musicians who has taken to jazz.
His latin-jazz composition 'Samba de Goa' currently tops the international jazz charts from amoung thousands of compositions by worldwide jazz giants.
Checkout Joshua's composition here: http://www.soundclick.com/joshuacosta
Arcade Fire has confirmed the track list for their new album, The Suburbs, which will be released Aug. 2 in the UK and Aug. 3 in the US & Canada.
Drawing from the top echelon of recording artists and music industry executives, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has assembled its most impressive group of judges in its history.
MC Development (the developer of this site) has released iDjembe 2.0, which lets you play the djembe on your iPhone or iPod Touch. iDjembe features authentic sampled sounds. Version 2.0 adds Virtual Drum Circle, which lets you send your beats to other players on your local network.