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Artist Profiles: Remmy Ongala

Known as “The Doctor,” Remmy Ongala was based in Dar es Salaam with his band Orchestre Super Matimila. In Tanzania, Remmy’s popularity amongst the people particularly the young was unrivalled – only the President was better known. The steady melodic drive of Congolese-style soukous was at the root of Matimila’s music lifted by the fluid … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Remmy Ongala

Artist Profiles: Relativity

Relativity was a groundbreaking Celtic super group that played traditional Irish and Scottish music with a new edge” as well as original tunes. It tied together the talents of some of the best Irish and Scottish contemporary folk musicians, featuring members from The Bothy Band (Micheal O Domhnaill and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill) and Silly Wizard … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Relativity

Artist Profiles: Reem Kelani

  Reem Kelani was born in Manchester, in the UK and brought up in Kuwait. Reem’s father comes from Ya’bad near Jenin and her mother from Nazareth in Galilee. Reem enjoyed early exposure to all sorts of music. She learned the piano and listened to the Jazz standards her father used to sing at home. … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Reem Kelani

Notable World Music Programming at Savannah Music Festival 2018

The Savannah Music Festival has announced the world music artists set to perform in 2018. The festival next year will take place March 29th through April 14th, 2018, at a number of venues throughout Savannah?s Historic District. As usual, the festival selected first rate world music acts. Mali?s Trio Da Kali will share a bill … Continue reading Notable World Music Programming at Savannah Music Festival 2018

Top American Roots Music Acts at Savannah Music Festival 2018

Savannah Music Festival has announced its 2018 programming. The festival will take place March 29th through April 14th, 2018, at several venues throughout Savannah?s Historic District. In the American roots area, bluegrass sensations Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and Claire Lynch Band will share the stage on opening night, followed the next day by the … Continue reading Top American Roots Music Acts at Savannah Music Festival 2018

Dance of Time by Eliane Elias Wins Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin Grammy Award

  Dance of Time by celebrated Brazilian pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias won the Best Latin Jazz/Jazz award at 18th Latin Grammy Awards. The award-winning album includes high profile guests such as Amilton Godoy on piano, João Bosco and Toquinho on vocals and guitars, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Mike Mainieri on vibraphone and Mark Kibble … Continue reading Dance of Time by Eliane Elias Wins Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Latin Grammy Award

Vicente Amigo?s Memoria De Los Sentidos Wins Best Flamenco Album Latin Grammy Award

  Memoria De Los Sentidos by renowned flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo won the Best Flamenco Album award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.   Buy Memoria De Los Sentidos

Solo Buenos Aires Wins Best Tango Album Latin Grammy Award

    Solo Buenos Aires by Argentine multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer Fernando Otero won the Best Tango Album award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards.     Buy Solo Buenos Aires

Spain Forever Wins Best Instrumental Album Latin Grammy Award

Spain Forever, the most recent collaboration between Dominican jazz piano master Michel Camilo and legendary flamenco guitarist Tomatito won the Best Instrumental Album at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards. The album includes an original composition by Camilo and recreations of classics by Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden, Astor Piazzola, Erik Satie, Ennio Morricone, Django Reindhart, Luiz … Continue reading Spain Forever Wins Best Instrumental Album Latin Grammy Award

To Beny Moré With Love Wins Best Traditional Tropical Album Latin Grammy Award

To Beny Moré With Love by Cuban-American singer Jon Secada and The Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band won the Best Traditional Tropical Album award at the 18th Latin Grammy Awards. The arrangements are by Ray Santos, who worked with Beny Moré in the 1950s. Beny Moré was a legendary Cuban singer and bandleader who influenced Latin … Continue reading To Beny Moré With Love Wins Best Traditional Tropical Album Latin Grammy Award