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Fania Records Teams Up With Miami’s DJ Le Spam For Mix CD Of Fania Live

Published September 20, 2007
Popular Miami DJ spins live album blending tracks from Fania legends Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Charlie Palmieri and more.

Manu Chao's "Rainin in Paradize" Is iTunes #1 Single Of The Week

Published September 19, 2007
In its first week of release, La Radiolina, Manu Chao's first new studio album in six years debuted as #1 Latin and #1 World album on the Billboard charts, and is also the #1 record throughout Europe.

Sixth Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days To Be Held October 1-15

Published September 19, 2007
Musicians worldwide unite in 'Harmony for Humanity' via concerts. Performers include Pakistani guitarist Salman Ahmad, jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter performing together in Japan, violinist Itzhak Perlman with the San Francisco Symphony, and Israel's Idan Raichel with Colombian Marta Gomez.

XM To Launch Dedicated South Asian Channel In October

Published September 19, 2007
Produced by ATN for XM and XM Canada, ATN-Asian Radio channel (XM159) will provide the South Asian community across North America with the latest news, sports, music and entertainment.

Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award and Trustees Award Announced by Latin Recording Academy

Published September 17, 2007
Alberto Cortez, Lucho Gatica, Olga Guillot, Los Tigres del Norte, Os Paralamas do Sucesso and Chavela Vargas will receive The Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Carolina Chocolate Drops To Play At NEA Heritage Fellowship Award Ceremony With Joe Thompson

Published September 14, 2007
The Carolina Chocolate Drops will perfrom at the ceremony September 20 with band mentor and fellowship recipient Joe Thompson.

Last Minute Changes Are Made To Line-up For Chicago’s World Music Festival

Published September 14, 2007
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Gypsy music group Romashka (pictured) will be replacing Romano Drom in the World Music Festival: Chicago 2007.

Ivan Ives

Published September 11, 2007
Russian Rapper Ivan Ives Announces East Coast Tour In Support Of Upcoming Album Iconoclast.

Joe Zawinul (1932-2007)

Published September 11, 2007
Joe Zawinul, keyboardist, composer and bandleader, passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2007 of Merkel cell carcinoma. He was 75 years old and had been hospitalized last month.

New York World Festival To Hit Central Park SummerStage

Published September 7, 2007
The music of the Mediterranean and North Africa will be celebrated on September 16 with this special day of performance and education.

Global Cuba Festival Announced For Miami In Early 2008

Published September 7, 2007
Eight concerts will serve to promote the talent of young Cuban musicians, fusing the sounds of their roots with other world influences.

Mourning Modena’s Favorite Son: Luciano Pavarotti (1935–2007)

Published September 7, 2007
Opera legend and superstar Luciano Pavarotti died in the early morning hours of September 6 at his home in Modena, Italy after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old.

By Teena Moseley

Tartit's Fall U.S. Tour Cancelled

Published September 4, 2007
Due to reasons unclear, the popular Malian desert blues group has to postpone their highly-anticipated U.S. tour dates.

Genesis World Music Ensemble Performs For Packed House At Kennedy Center

Published September 4, 2007
With band members living in five different countries and several different time zones, the group of Muslim and Jewish musicians relied on technology and creativity to work together.

Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominees

Published September 5, 2007
Puerto Rican stars Ricky Martin and Calle 13 dominate the rest of the nominees with four each. The show will take place November 8 in Las Vegas and will air live on the Univision network.  

World Music Institute Announces National Heritage Masters Series

Published August 30, 2007
The WMI will celebrate The National Heritage Fellowships’ 25th anniversary with a 14-part concert series October 13 to
May 31.

Luaka Bop Announces Distribution Deal With Redeye

Published August 29, 2007
New releases from Os Mutantes, Jim White, Tim Maia and The +2's will make its way into stores nationwide.
By Paul Dryden

Sinéad O'Connor Prepares U.S. Tour To Support Theology

Published August 27, 2007
Sinéad O’Connor kicks off her 15-date North American fall tour on September 16 at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.

The Krannert Center For The Performing Arts’ Wall to Wall Guitar Festival Returns for Take Two September 13

Published August 27, 2007
This three-day festival rejoices in all things guitar in a nearly-round-the-clock celebration and exploration of this vital and musically versatile instrument.

Smithsonian Latino Center Legacy Awards To Be Held September 5th

Published August 27, 2007
The SLC and The Mexican Cultural Institute will celebrate the best of Mexican and Mexican American culture in an award ceremony honoring groundbreaking Latin artists including Los Tigres del Norte.

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