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Jazz Musician Arturo Sandoval Opens Club in Miami

Published April 13, 2006
Arturo Sandoval, the world-renowned jazz musician, composer, trumpet player and pianist, has opened his own jazzclub in Miami Beach.

Willie Colon

Latin Grammys to Come to New York for First Time

Published April 13, 2006
The 7th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, from Madison Square Garden, marking the first time New York will host the international showcase of Latin music.

Original Samples Drummer Jeep MacNichol Unveils New Side Project, Mr. Anonymous

Published April 13, 2006
The CD features collaborations with Sly & Robbie, Bounty Killer, Cutty Ranks, Barrington Levy, and Dave Wakeling from the English Beat

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Testifies on Immigration

Published April 13, 2006
Renowned Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined the roiling debate on US immigration, testifying before a congressional committee about the harm of increasingly strict entry regulations on international artists.

Afro-Euro Fusion Trio Wa-Zimba Releases CD on May 6

Published April 13, 2006
Tinder Records will releases the French-Madagascar trio Wa-Zimba's debut, Mande Wazy, on May 6.

Bitman and Roban

Soundtrack to Latin America’s #1 Box-Office Drama La Mujer de Mi Hermano Released

Published April 13, 2006
The soundtrack to one of Latin America’s biggest films of last year, La Mujer de Mi Hermano has been released on Nacional Records in conjunction with the U.S. release of the film by Lionsgate.

Souad Massi

BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music Concert Presented in London

Published April 10, 2006
Winners of the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006 played to a packed audience at Brixton Academy in London on April 7th. 

Celtic Pop-Rock Duo Gypsy Soul Signs with Pen Music

Published April 6, 2006
Gypsy Soul, the Celtic/Americana duo from Issaquah, WA, have signed a worldwide co-publishing/co-venture deal with Los Angeles-based PEN Music Group, Inc.

Jazz Sax Great Jackie McLean Dies at Age 74

Published April 3, 2006
Jackie McLean recorded 31 sessions as a leader for Blue Note. His 1960s output epitomized the hard bop movement, with his unmistakably tart & soulful tone leading the charge on such hard swinging records as Bluesnik.

Shakira Has The #1 & #2 Most Requested Videos on Yahoo! Music

Published March 31
For the first time ever on Yahoo! Music, one artist is holding the #1 and #2 on-demand positions on the Top 10 Videos for the same song.

Tinariwen Signs New 4-Album Deal, Begins Tour

Published March 31, 2006
Tinariwen has signed a four-album recording deal with the London based Independiente label. The group is also embarking on a new tour.

Vado Diomande

14th Annual African Dance Conference & Concert to Take Place in NYC

Published March 29, 2006
The Maimouna Keita School of African Dance will present five days of traditional African dance and drum history.

Brotherhood, the Third Album from Del Castillo, is Set for Release on April 11th.

Published March 29, 2006
Del Castillo melds flamenco, rock, Latin, blues and world music.

Theodore Bikel

Broadway Salues Yiddish Concert to Benefit Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre

Published March 28, 2006
Current and past luminaries of the American Theater will join stars of the Yiddish stage to sing, dance, and share anecdotes to  celebrate Yiddish.

Nortec Collective

Nacional Records and Nettwerk Music Group Announce Joint Venture

Published March 28, 2006
Latin-alternative label Nacional Records announces a joint venture with Nettwerk Music Group.


Pan-African Youth Empowerment Conference & Benefit Concert

Published March 27, 2006
The Sweet Mother Tour will host its first annual Conference & Benefit Concert at Harvard University.

Buena Vista Social Club's Pio Leiva Dies

Published March 24, 2006
The Cuban singer was one of the most prominent members of the Buena Vista Social Club, which was immortalized in a film about the band by Wim Wenders in 1999.

Manu Chao

Lollapalooza Festival Returning to Chicago in August

Published March 16, 2005
Lollapalooza will return to Chicago's Grant Park as a three-day festival from August 4-6. Headliners will include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco and Kanye West, as well as a rare appearance by world music icon Manu Chao.

Matisyahu Ends Managment Deal with JDub

Published March 15, 2006
The evening before his major label studio debut Youth hit stores, Matisyahu terminated his management agreement with nonprofit Jewish label JDub. JDub released several of the Hassidic reggae star's early recordings and nurtured the singer through the club circuit.

Rolling Stones to Play First-Ever Gig in China

Published March 13, 2006
The historic event will take place Saturday, April 8th, 2006 in the 8,500 seat Shanghai Grand Stage.

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