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Artist Profiles: Camarón de la Isla

“You only had to listen to Camarón once to know that he was a genius” – Paco de Lucía. Camarón de la Isla was one of the greatest Flamenco singers of the 20th century. José Monge Cruz, known artistically as Camarón de La Isla, was born in San Fernando (Cádiz) in 1950. He was the … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Camarón de la Isla

Urna and Kroke, a Well-Designed Collaboration

Urna and Kroke ? Ser (Urna Chahar-Tugchi / Uct, 2018) One would think that teaming up a singer born to nomadic herders on the Ordos grasslands of Inner Mongolia and a Polish band known on the world music scene for their forays into Klezmer, Jewish music, folk, jazz and fusion as an unlikely mix or, … Continue reading Urna and Kroke, a Well-Designed Collaboration

Anouar Brahem to Perform Blue Maqams in London

Tunisian composer and oud maestro is set to perform on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Barbican Hall in London. The concert draws together Brahem?s profound insight into Arab music alongside his fascination with a broader canvas. Here he will present material from his latest recording Blue Maqams (ECM), alongside pianist Django Bates, drummer Nasheet Waits … Continue reading Anouar Brahem to Perform Blue Maqams in London

Artist Profiles: Buika

Buika (pronounced BWEE-kah) was born Concha Buika on the Spanish island of Mallorca, to parents who arrived to Spain as political exiles from Equatorial Guinea. They lived in the island’s capital city, Palma de Mallorca, where, Buika remembers, the only black resident other than her family members was a man hired to stand in the … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Buika

Artist Profiles: Biella Nuei

Since 1984 Biella Nuei have been studying, recovering, expanding and popularizing traditional music from Aragon, a region situated in the north of Spain, below the Central Pyrenees. Aragon’s mostly unknown musical heritage is rich and diverse. The band uses unique instruments such as the salterio (a string-drum), chiflo (a three hole flute), the gaita de … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Biella Nuei

Artist Profiles: Berrogüetto

Berrogüetto was a crucial band in the Galician folk music scene. The six members of the band had great careers before starting this project, as they came from other important Galician bands such as Matto Congrio, Fia na Roca, Armeguin, etc. The band was started in the spring of 1995 and its music could be … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Berrogüetto

Artist Profiles: Bernarda de Utrera

Bernarda de Utrera was born Bernarda Jiménez Peña in 1927, in Utrera, near Seville. She came from a legendary family of Flamenco performers. Bernarda was the daughter of José el de Aurora and Chacha Inés and the granddaughter of Pinini. Pinini, according to those who remember him, was a gipsy whose profession was not that … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Bernarda de Utrera

Artist Profiles: Beselch Rodríguez

Beselch Rodríguez was born in La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands. He has become one of the leading timple performers in Spain. The timple is a small guitar from the Canary Islands and it is related to the Portuguese cavaquinho and braginha, which are the predecessors of the Hawaiian ukulele. Self taught, he began as a … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Beselch Rodríguez

Tuareg guitar Hero Mdou Moctar to Perform at Gramps in Miami

One of the rising stars of Tuareg desert blues, Mdou Moctar, is set to perform on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Gramps in Miami. Nigerien Mdou Moctar is in position to become the next big guitar hero in Saharan Tuareg music, following in the footsteps of Tinariwen and Bombino. His discography includes Sousoume Tamachek and … Continue reading Tuareg guitar Hero Mdou Moctar to Perform at Gramps in Miami

A celebration of the Divine Feminine in Song This Friday in San Francisco

Sixteen of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most captivating voices in early, ethnic, and new music will gather together to celebrate nearly 1000 years of female creativity in San Francisco’s majestic Grace Cathedral. The concert will take place Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm, on the Eve of the 2019 Women’s March! This contemplative, … Continue reading A celebration of the Divine Feminine in Song This Friday in San Francisco