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Flamenco-Infused Rock Band Del Castillo's Music Featured in New Film, The Cry.

Published May 3, 2006
The music of Del Castillo has been used in a number of notable recent films. Now the Austin-based flamenco infused rock band can add another title to their cinematic résumé: The Cry.

Flogging Molly's Road To Success Chronicled In Feature-Length Documentary Out July 25

Published May 3, 2006
The 106-minute film tracks the eclectic group of musicians from their bar-band roots to their current success, including footage of them in the studio recording their latest album, Within a Mile of Home.

Brazilian Singer Marisa Monte to Release Two New Albums Simultaneously on Metro Blue Sept. 12

Published May 3, 2006
Universo ao meu redor is a collection of Samba songs both old and new, and Infinito Particular is a contemporary pop record on which Monte returned to various unrecorded songs from over the course of her 15 years of songwriting.

Salif Keita

12th Annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music Announced

Published May 3, 2006
The 12th annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Fes, Morocco will take place from June 2 to June 10, 2006.

Miles Davis

Jazz Journalists Association's Tenth Annual Jazz Awards Celebrates Excellence in Musicianship and Journalism with Final Nominees

Published May 1, 2006
Global Rhythm Managing Editor Phil Freeman is among the nominees, for his book Running The Voodoo Down: The Electric Music Of Miles Davis.

Seu Jorge

New World Music Concert Series to Debut in Chicago

Published April 28, 2006
New world music series “Music Without Borders" features three free concerts at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion

King Jammy

VP Records Pays Tribute to the King of Dancehall

Published April 28, 2006
VP Records, in collaboration with King Jammy’s Sound, has announced the release of the most comprehensive retrospect of the legendary sound that triggered digital reggae music, commonly referred to as dancehall.

Straiht Wikid Crew

Hare Krsna Rapper Releases New Album

Published April 26, 2006
Straiht Wikid Crew, a one-man project of Hare Krsna rapper Jason Fladlien from Muscatine, IA, has released his debut album Kali Yuga Demolition Vol. 1. The CD contains 11 tracks.

Baaba Maal accepting his Jammy Award, Photo by Laura Williams

Frank Zappa, Baaba Maal and Others Take Top Honors at Sixth Annual Jammys

Published April 21, 2006
All-star concert features Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Blues Traveler, moe., Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton, Angelique Kidjo, Bettye LaVette, Baaba Maal, Guster and many others.

Cheb i Sabbah to Release La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed

Published April 19, 2006
Sabbah personally selected a team of 11 remixers to further transform and morph the music on La Kahena. Remixers include: Temple of Sound, Bill Laswell and newcomers Fnaïre, Bassnectar, the Chakadoons and Yossi Fine.

Amadou & Mariam

San Francisco's Stern Grove Festival Announces Summer Schedule

Published April 19, 2006
A stellar line-up of world-class artists will perform in the stunning amphitheater at San Francisco's Sigmund Stern Grove during Stern Grove Festival’s 69th summer of admission-free outdoor concerts.

Music on Film-Film on Music (MOFFOM) International Festival Coming to Prague in October

Published April 19, 2006
The Music on Film-Film on Music (MOFFOM) International Festival of Music Films will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from October 18-22.  It is now in its third year.

Corey Harris

Jazz and Blues to Meet Gnawa Music at the Essaouira Festival

Published April 19, 2006
This year, the Essaouira Festival celebrates Jazz and Blues, sources of inspiration since the very first editions. Great names such as Pat Metheny and Corey Harris will bring these perfect ingredients to Essaouira for a fusion with Gnawa music.

Stephen Marley Launches New Tour Today

Published April 19, 2006
Stephen Marley, visionary artist, Grammy winning producer and son of legendary icon Bob Marley will be hitting the road in this month in anticipation of his new album, Mind Control, which is scheduled for nationwide release later this year.

Garaj Mahal

FloydFest 5, Roots Alive! Set for July 28-30 Weekend

Published April 19, 2006
The 5th Annual FloydFest will take place off the Blue Ridge Parkway just south of Floyd, Virginia this July 28-30.

'Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley' to Be Published

Published April 19, 2006
Amistad/Harper Collins will publish journalist Christopher John Farley’s new book Before The Legend: The Rise Of Bob Marley, the first major biography of Bob Marley in more than two decades.

Library of Congress Acquires Robert Johnson Test Pressings

Published April 19, 2006
The Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center has recently acquired an important collection of rare, mint-condition test-pressing recordings of Robert Johnson (1911-1938), one of the most influential composers of blues music.

Bio Ritmo

New York's River to River Festival Announces 2006 Lineup

Published April 19, 2006
New York’s largest free arts festival presents more than 500 cultural events downtown from June-September.

Lebanese Oud Master Marcel Khalife to Perform in Egypt and Sudan

Published April 19, 2006
Lebanese composer and oud master Marcel Khalife and Al Mayadine ensemble will perform in two concerts in Egypt and one concert in Sudan.

Indian Film Star Raj Kumar Dies at 77

Published April 13, 2006

Raj Kumar, one of south India's most beloved movie stars, died April 12 at age 77.
Kumar died in a Bangalore hospital of cardiac arrest.
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