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Borneo Indigenous Tribal Dance 2019

The Borneo Indigenous Tribal Dance 2019 will take place at Miri Times Square from September 27 to 28, 2019. Miri is located in northern Sarawak, Borneo. The event is organized by Kumpulan Belia Bahagian Miri, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak. Borneo … Continue reading Borneo Indigenous Tribal Dance 2019

Dymphi Peeters Soars

Dymphi Peeters started out life in Afferden, Limburg, a small town in the Netherlands of about 2000 people.  As a child, she never imagined becoming a professional musician.  She first learnt wooden flute then moved onto silver flute.  She taught herself the ngoni, an African stringed instrument.  Later, she worked to master the kora, a … Continue reading Dymphi Peeters Soars

Same Sky, Talented International Artists Come Together Through Digital Platform

Various Artists ? Volume One Same Sky (Beyond Music, 2019) Beyond Music, the innovative digital platform designed to encourage and nurture international collaborations, has released Volume One Same Sky. The cross-genre album features 23 artists from 17 countries who collaborated using the system. The artists shared ideas and generated song demos via the online platform. … Continue reading Same Sky, Talented International Artists Come Together Through Digital Platform

Garifuna Collective, Uplifting Musical Traditions and Resilience

The Garifuna Collective – ABAN (Stonetree Records, 2019) The Garifuna Collective delivers an album where Garifuna musical traditions are combined with modern musical forms such as dub and subtle cutting edge electronics. The irresistible songs feature call and response choruses, delightful electric guitars and hip-shaking rhythms. The recording features musicians from Belize and Honduras, representing … Continue reading Garifuna Collective, Uplifting Musical Traditions and Resilience

Global Chaos Theories from the The Souljazz Orchestra

The Souljazz Orchestra – Chaos Theories (Strut Records, 2019) Canadian jazz collective The Souljazz Orchestra, led by songwriter and arranger Pierre Chrčtien, combines a wide range of musical with sociopolitical messages. On the music side, The Souljazz Orchestra presents an extraordinary kaleidoscope of sound that includes Afro-Caribbean beats, jazz, disco, captivating Afrobeat, funk, reggae, and … Continue reading Global Chaos Theories from the The Souljazz Orchestra

Artist Profiles: Brian Dunning

Brian Dunning had been a professional flutist in Ireland, playing regular classical and jazz gigs, before coming to the U.S. in 1977 to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “I remember hearing a flute solo on a tune by Them (with Van Morrison) when I was about 16.” Dunning recalls, “and it … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Brian Dunning

Artist Profiles: Markku Lepistö

Markku Lepistö, from southern Ostrobothnia, is one of Finland?s most dynamic accordionists, having been playing folk and dance music since age five. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department, where he studied kantele, woodwinds, double bass and fiddle, Markku was a member of the now defunct ensemble Pirnales, has played with the group … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Markku Lepistö

Artist Profiles: Antonio Machin

One of the early legends of Cuban music, Antonio Machín led his own acoustic band in the 1920s, and eventually emigrated from the island, first to the United States, and finally to Madrid (Spain), just before World War II. Machín lived and recorded in the Spanish capital for several decades until his death in 1977. … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Antonio Machin

Artist Profiles: V.K. Raman

V.K. Raman, one of the leading flutists in the Carnatic style of Music, started learning flute at the age of 9. At the age of 15, he started giving full-fledged concerts. Since then Raman has performed in many prestigious organizations in India and abroad. Raman has had the privilege of performing flute duets along with … Continue reading Artist Profiles: V.K. Raman

Artist Profiles: Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs ranked as one of the true superstars of reggae music, with a career that spanned three decades and legions of loyal fans worldwide. His humble upbringing began in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born in 1951. Like many before him, he started his singing career in the early 1970s by working with a … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Gregory Isaacs