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Ry Cooder Completes California Trilogy

Published April 22, 2008

Ry Cooder has completed his California trilogy which he had started in 2005 with I, Flathead, a new album and novella.

10th Annual Reggae Carifest Announces 2008 Line-Up

Published April 22, 2008

Reggae Carifest, one of the summer’s most anticipated concerts for nearly a decade, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Performers include Lee “Scratch” Perry, Matisyahu, Eek A Mouse, and Midnite. 

The Quebec City Summer Festival To Host Some of Music’s Hottest Acts

Published April 22, 2008

The Quebec City Summer Festival is bringing together artists from all popular music horizons for their “Grands Événements Desjardins 2008” (2008 Desjardins Major Events).

37th Annual Houston International Festival Spotlights Africa

Published April 21, 2008
The festival's opening weekend set the stage for Out of Africa, the two-week long celebration featuring performances by Bettye LaVette, the Wailers and The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Lincoln Center Celebrates The Music And Spirit Of Brazil May 23rd - 24th

Published April 21, 2008
The Brazilian Festival features performances by the Rosa Passos Quartet at 7:30 and 9:30 pm in The Allan Room and Ivan Lins & Trio da Paz at 8:00 pm in the Rose Theater.

Green Apple Festival To Span 8 Cities

Published April 18, 2008
The third annual Green Apple Festival will offer free festivals in eight cities to celebrate Earth Day. The event will feature the talents of Los Lonely Boys, The Neville Brothers, Ziggy Marley, and many more.

Dengue Fever Confirms European And U.S. Summer Tour

Published April 18, 2008

Upon receiving worldwide praise, Los Angeles-based band Dengue Fever has announced their extensive tour in Europe and U.S.. They will appear in some of the biggest festivals on the planet beginning in May and running through August.

Mapping Ukraine In Song May 9th

Published April 17, 2008
The evening features traditional Ukrainian ballads researched and performed by third-generation Ukrainian-American bandura player and singer Julian Kytasty (pictured).

Winners Of 2008 BBC Radio 3 Awards Announced

Published April 16, 2008
At a special ceremony last Thursday, Radio 3 celebrated the winners of their 2008 World Music Awards, including Bassekou Kouyate, Rachid Taha and Ande Palacio & The Garifuna Collective.

The 2008 Central Park Summer Stage Season Announced

Published April 16, 2008
City Parks Foundation has announced its 23rd season of Central Park SummerStage, a New York City-based performing arts festival, featuring music, dance, word, comedy, film and multimedia programs of various genres and styles.

Habib Koité to Perform in NYC On May 1st

Published April 15, 2008

Malian guitarist Habib Koité, in his return to North America, will perform at NYC at The Highline Ballroom on May 1st.

The Mexican Community Commemorates September 11th

Published April 15, 2008
The September 11th tragedy will be commemorated by various Mexican artists in the mediums of film, art, and music.

Nacional Records Announces Release Of Voto Latino Benefit Album

Published April 14, 2008
On April 15th the album will be available exclusively through iTunes. The track-listing features 15 songs for only $3.99 and includes such artists as Don Omar and Aterciopelados.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Reunite

Published April 14, 2008
On April 5th the band released a statement declaring they are working on a new album, set to be released in October, and will follow it with a world tour.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Set To Release Debut Album

Published April 11, 2008
Afrobeat band Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will release their self-titled debut on June 24 on Disorient Records.

Bob Marley's Mother Dead At 81

Published April 11, 2008
Cedella Marley Booker, mother of the late reggae legend Bob Marley, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81 after suffering from a long illness.

Stephen Marley Announces Mind Control Tour

Published April 10, 2008
Stephen Marley hits the road May 4th to kick off his Mind Control tour that will take him across the country before he heads off to Germany in July.

The Town Hall Presents The World Premiere Of Miles From India May 9th

Published April 10, 2008
On Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m., Times Square’s landmark concert venue continues its 2008 season with the world premiere of Miles From India: Celebrating the Works of Miles Davis.

WBGO To Broadcast The Django Reinhardt Festival April 9th At 6:30

Published April 9, 2008
Recorded live from the Kennedy Center this past November, Stratta Phillips Productions presents the The Django Reinhardt Festival on WBGO 88.3 FM April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Toubab Krewe Spring Tour 2.0: Dates And Venue Changes

Published April 9, 2008
Toubab Krewe kicks off the second leg of its U.S. Spring Tour this weekend. For NYC fans, the band’s venue for the May 10th show has been changed to the Blender Theater at Gramercy.

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