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Ricky Martin To Open 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards In A Performance With Blue Man Group

Published November 2, 2007
Four-time current nominee Ricky Martin will open the ceremony telecast with the wildly inventive performance collective Blue Man Group Nov. 8.

Tiempo Libre And Minnesota Orchestra Premiere New Symphonic Work

Published November 2, 2007
Venezuelan composer Ricardo Lorenz (pictured) and Cuban pianist Jorge Gomez celebrate Cuba’s musical heritage with “Rumba Sinfónica,” to be performed by Tiempo Libre and the Minnesota Orchestra in a world premiere November 16 and 17.

WOMEX 2007 Roundup

Published October 31, 2007
GR Editor-in-Chief Tad Hendrickson files a report of highlights from this annual world music expo.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tours North America Following Release Of Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions

Published October 27, 2007
The world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz is now on its North American tour, which started September 16 in Austin and will end in Toronto December 9.

The Pinker Tones Announce More U.S. Tour Dates To Support Remix Album More Colors

Published October 26, 2007
In their last tour before heading back to Barcelona to add the finishing touches to an upcoming album, the Pinker Tones will perform at shows in New York, Austin, San Antonio and Los Angeles in November.

Grupo Fantasma On Austin City Limits
Nov. 17

Published October 27, 2007
The Latin collective's appearance on Austin City Limits, America's longest running televised concert series, is scheduled to air nationally on PBS Nov 17.

Canadian Aboriginal Festival Kicks Off November 30 In Toronto

Published October 26, 2007
More than 40,000 people are expected to attend this year's 14th annual Canadian Aboriginal Festival, North America's largest multi-disciplinary Aboriginal arts event, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto November 30 - December 2. (Pictured: Artist Marc Nadjiwan, scheduled to perform at the festival.)

Extra Golden Held In Paris Airport For Being Low On Cash

Published October 26, 2007
On their way to Austria to perform at the Stop Spot Festival in Linz, the members of Extra Golden were detained by police at a Paris airport Wednesday morning for not carrying enough money.

Reggae Legend Lucky Dube Shot Dead In Johannesburg

Published October 19, 2007
The South African reggae legend was killed while dropping his children off at a family member’s suburban home. He was 43.
By Teena Moseley

Irish Supergroup Patrick Street To Release New Album And Launch U.S. Tour

Published October 19, 2007
Renowned traditional Irish music group Patrick Street will release their first studio album in four years, On The Fly, November 13 and are set for an accompanying U.S. tour.

Long-Awaited Digital Launch of Manu Chao’s Back Catalog To Begin Nov. 20

Published October 19, 2007
Following the recent #1 debut of his new studio album La Radiolina on the Billboard Top Latin & World Albums charts, Manu Chao will be specially re-issuing much of his solo back catalog Nov. 20.

Multicultural Supergroup "The Idan Raichel Project" Embarlks On Major US Tour This November

Published October 19, 2007
Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and his multicultural ensemble return to the US to play large venues in major cities across the country.

Juanes Juggernaut Gets Cranked Up

Published October 12, 2007
Twelve-time Latin Grammy Award winning rock superstar JUANES sets his musical stylings on super charge this month with performances and the release of his much anticipated new album La Vida… es un Ratico October 23.
By Teena Moseley

Guitarists Sérgio And Odair Assad Set To Kick Off U.S. Tour October 12

Published October 12, 2007
After releasing new album Jardim Abandonado in September, the guitar-playing duo will start their U.S. tour in Mount Kisco, NY.

DJ Bitman Set To Release Latin Bitman November 6

Published October 12, 2007
The dynamic DJ from Chile (formerly known as “Bitman & Roban”) stirs up an intoxicating mix of electronic, funk, hip-hop, Latin and lounge music.
By Teena Moseley

Irish Superstars Bell X1 Set To Make US Debut

Published October 12, 2007
The band that has taken Ireland by storm will make their US debut with new album Flock to be released this coming February on Yep Roc Records.

Mariza To Perform On Letterman Tonight!

Published October 11, 2007
Fado Singer and July cover subject will perform Thursday, October 11, on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman. Check local listings for the time and channel in your area.

New Django Reinhardt DVD To Be Released

Published October 9, 2007
Discover his music, melody and sheer skill in this unique tribute to the king of jazz guitar. Released October 30th 2007.

Nonesuch Records Signs Singer/Composer/Mandolinist Chris Thile and His New Band, Punch Brothers

Published October 9, 2007
Band's label debut will be released February 26. Thile's album with Edgar Meyer follows later in 2008.

San Antonio Hosts The 2007 International Accordion Festival.

Published October 9, 2007
Performers Including: Yves Lambert and the Bebert Orchestra, Brandan, Chango Spaziuk, Southern Scratch (Pictured) and Others.

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