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Artist Profiles: Mercan Dede

  World Beat musician and producer Arkin Ilicali, better known as Mercan Dede, cleverly fuses the Eastern spiritual traditions of Sufi music with the contemporary sounds of ambient and chill out music to create a mix of old and new, East and West. An adherent of mystical Sufi spirituality, Turkish-born and Montreal-based Mercan Dede brings … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Mercan Dede

Timelessly Crafted Welsh Songs

Gwyneth Glyn – Tro (bendigedig BENDI1, 2017) Tro is the first release on a new label called bendigedig which is dedicated to Welsh music talent. The first album is by rising talent Gwyneth Glyn. On Tro, songwriter, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn delivers a set of original, intimate acoustic songs sung in Welsh and English. … Continue reading Timelessly Crafted Welsh Songs

Artist Profiles: Sachal Ensemble

The Sachal Ensemble was formed by Izzat Majeed, a Pakistani investor and hedge fund manager who became a philanthropist and music producer. Born in Lahore in 1950, Majeed’s dream was to recreate the soundtrack of his childhood. His hometown, the second largest city in Pakistan, was once a cultural and artistic center in the region. … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Sachal Ensemble

Sitar Maestro Nishat Khan to Perform in New York City

Ustad Nishat Khan, one of India’s finest sitar players, is set to perform on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. He will be joined by Nitin Mitta on tabla. Nishat is the son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, and nephew of the late Ustad Vilayat Khan and a … Continue reading Sitar Maestro Nishat Khan to Perform in New York City

Pakistan’s Sachal Ensemble Announces First North American Tour

Pakistani 10-piece Sachal Ensemble will be touring the United States for the first time during October and November 2017. The group, formed by philanthropist and music producer Izzat Majeed, mixes typical Western instruments like piano, bass and drums with traditional South Asian ones, such as tabla, dholak and sarangi. The Sachal Ensemble’s repertoire on this … Continue reading Pakistan’s Sachal Ensemble Announces First North American Tour

Rare 1976 Album by Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa Reissued

Viajando Com O Som, The Lost ’76 Vice-Versa Studio Session by groundbreaking Brazilian multi-instrumentalist and composer Hermeto Pascoal will be available later this year. Viajando Com O was recorded in just two days at Vice Versa Studios in Sao Paulo in 1976. The band included Zé Eduardo Nazario, Zeca Assumpção, Lelo Nazario, Mauro Senise, Raul … Continue reading Rare 1976 Album by Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa Reissued

Azymuth Announce European Tour 2017

Brazilian jazz-funk band Azymuth will be touring Europe in October. Ivan, Alex and Kiko will be presenting material from their latest album Fênix, along with many of their classics. Tour Dates: Oct 13 – Fasching (Stockholm Jazz Festival), Stockholm Oct 14 – The Hideaway, London Oct 15 – The Hideaway, London Oct 17 – Gretchen, … Continue reading Azymuth Announce European Tour 2017

Fairport Convention Releases 35th Anniversary Live Set

Legendary English Folk music band Fairport Convention has released a 2CD+DVD set titled 35th Anniversary Concert. The audio and video were recorded during Fairport Convention?s 35th Anniversary Tour at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke in England on February 23, 2002. The lineup includes Simon Nicol on acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals; Dave Pegg on bass … Continue reading Fairport Convention Releases 35th Anniversary Live Set

English Instrumental Folk Band Leveret Releases Inventions

  Renowned English folk band Leveret has a new album titled Inventions on Rootbeat Records. The lineup includes Sam Sweeney on fiddle, Andy Cutting on melodeon, and Rob Harbron on concertina.     Buy Inventions in Europe Buy Inventions in the rest of the world

Acclaimed Sitarist Roopa Panesar to Perform Today in New Jersey

Roopa Panesar, one of the rising sitar players in the classical Indian music world is set to perform Saturday September 16, 2017 at Sharp Theater in New Jersey. Her lineup for this concert includes Pirashanna Thevaraiah on percussion and Nitin Mitta on tabla. Sharp Theater 505 Ramapo Valley Road – Mahwah, NJ 07430 Phone: (201) … Continue reading Acclaimed Sitarist Roopa Panesar to Perform Today in New Jersey