The government's new visa rules, designed to shut U.S. borders to terrorists, are having an unintended effect in the cultural world: They are keeping out international performing artists, too.
Today is World AIDS day. Millions of people in Africa, including superstars Fela & Franco have died of AIDS.
If you don't already own it, buy Red Hot + Riot, a tribute to Fela.
The 1 GIANT LEAP CD/DVD project unites musical luminaries Michael
Stipe, Robbie Williams, Maxi Jazz, Speech, Neneh Cherry, Baaba Maal,
Brian Eno, Grant Lee Phillips, Eddi Reader, Michael Franti, Asha
Bhosle, Mahotella Queens, Horace Andy, and more with artists and
thinkers including Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Ram Dass, Anita
Roddick, and Dennis Hopper.
WorldBeatPlanet now covers all indie music. Bands can post their announcements in the new indie music topic.
Alfredo De La Fe, considered to be the
top violinist in Salsa music, announced the organization of
Alpha Yaya Diallo's incredibly deft guitar work, sweet vocals, and the
deep-rooted rhythms of his music create an instantly recognizable sound that
is distinctly his own. Drawing from the classical repertoire of his
ancestors, while reflecting the sounds of the modern world, his music reminds
us of our commonality.
Expect heavy bass and rootical vibes to be in abundance as DUB IS A
WEAPON and BLACK REDEMPTION SOUND celebrate the One Year Anniversary
of their dub clash series. The combination of Dub Is A Weapon's
"militant brand of roots dub," (Flavorpill) and Black Redemption
Sound's "incredibly knowledgeable take on reggae selecting," (Time Out
NY) is sure to produce yet another stellar dubwise session.
Greetings Brothers and Sisters...
|Fri 10/25||Northampton, MA||Iron Horse Music Hall|
|Sat 10/26||Cambridge, MA||Middle East Underground|
|Fri 11/1||New York City||Africalia at S.O.B.'S -CMJ Music Festival|
|Sat 11/9||Hoboken, NJ||Maxwell's|
Please come out in great numbers to support the
champions of Chimurenga Music... Last chance to dance
the dance before the band returns to Zimbabwe!!
Now appearing near your home.
Youssou N'dour has announced tour dates for Europe, US, and Canada between Nov. 02 & May 03.