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Bill Laswell Records Soundtrack For Direct-to-DVD Release Of Japanese Animated Film “Street Fighter Alpha: Generations”

Published December 7, 2005
Generations was created to give an insight to some of the answers to why the most intriguing and arcane character, Akuma (Gouki), became who he is," states co-producer, Kaoru Mfaume.

Kemo the Blaxican

Nacional Records Becomes The First Indie Latin Music Company To Launch E-Label

Published November 30, 2005
With three #1 albums on iTunes and Nacional Records’ label sampler recently hitting #1 on Emusic, the Latin indie record company announces new digital-only subsidiary “Nacionale”

Sinead O'connor

NPR Music to Feature Two New Online-Only Concert Performances: Iron and Wine with Calexico, Sinead O’Connor with Sly & Robbie

Published November 28, 2005
The concert series, live from the 9:30 Club, is streamed nearly 800,000 times.

Bob Marley

Reggae Fans Petition to Have Grammy Winners Televised

Published November 28, 2005
Petitioners say, "Reggae Music has been acknowledged at the annual Grammy Awards ceremony. We appreciate the recognition, however, we believe the time has come for the Reggae winner(s) to be included in the televised portion of the program."

5-CD Richard Thompson Boxed Set to be Released

Published November 28, 2005
The set will include five full-length themed CDs plus a 172-page full-color book with detailed discography, image archive, and career overview. The set has been compiled with unprecedented access to Thompson's own archives and major Thompson collectors worldwide.

Global Rhythm Magazine is Acquired by Relix Magazine

Published November 28, 2005
Steve Bernstein is named Publisher. Founder Alecia J. Cohen will become Associate Publisher.

Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole Album is the First Hawaiian Recording to Go Platinum

Published November 27, 2005
Kamakawiwo'ole died in 1997, having suffered respiratory ailments due to weight problems.


Canadian Aboriginal Awards Winner Announced

Published November 27, 2005
27 awards were presented to honour the work and achievements of outstanding Aboriginal musicians and industry members in Canada.

NYC World Music Club Satalla to Close

Published November 27, 2005
The owner will also close his other club, Kavehaz.

The Corrs to Release Album of Traditional Irish Music

Published November 17, 2005
Produced by Mitchell Froom, 'Home' contains a collection of 13 traditional and modern Irish songs performed by The Corrs clan.

Willie Dunn

Exemplary Members of the Aboriginal Community Honored With Three Special Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Published November 17, 2005
The Lifetime Contribution to Aboriginal Music Award will be awarded to Willie Dunn. The Keeper of Traditions in Aboriginal Music Award will be awarded to Allan Beaver. The Music Industry Award will be presented to music journalist and author Brian Wright-McLeod.

Photo by Andrew MacNaughtan

Rounder Signs Cape Breton Quartet the Cottars

Published November 17, 2005
Self-titled U.S. debut due January 10, followed by extensive tour with Irish music giants the Chieftains.

Aterciopelados & Andrea Echeverri to Release Exclusive iTunes “Live” Unplugged Session EP

Published November 17, 2005
Following her recent Latin Grammy nomination, the lead singer of Aterciopelados will release an intimate acoustic session EP with her band.

Seven Months After Its Release, Matisyahu's 'Live At Stubb's' Debuts on Billboard Top 200

Published November 17, 2005
The last year has seen explosive growth for Matisyahu, who has sold out major concert venues across the country.

Sierra Maestra Singer José Antonio Rodríguez Dies at Age 52

Published November 8, 2005
The singer with Sierra Maestra since the band's beginning 26 years ago, he was considered one of the best soneros (or singers of the son style) in Cuba.

Sergio Mendes

Jorge Ben Jor, Sergio Mendes, Johnny Pacheco and Others to Receive Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

Published October 31, 2005
Pierre Cossette, Eduardo Magallanes and Rafael Perez Botija are to be honored with trustee award.

Kimmo Pohjonen

BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006 Nominees Announced

Published October 31, 2005
The annual BBC award will be handed out in the categories of Africa, Asia/Pacific, Americas, Europe, Mideast & North Africa, Newcomer, Boundary Crossing and Club Global. A Critics Award and an Audience Award will be announced later.

John Coltrane Back at the Top of the Jazz Charts

Published October 28, 2006
Nearly 40 years after his death, the legendary saxist has two of the three best-selling jazz albums in the country.

Nortec Collective Member Panoptica Steps Forward with New Solo Remix Album, “Ahora Yo A Ti”

Published October 26, 2005
Solo Album Features Remixes of Nortec Tracks As Well As Indie Favorites Like Calexico, Her Space Holiday, and David J (Love & Rockets, Bauhaus)

Will Ackerman

Windham Hill Records Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Four-CD Boxed Set

Published October 26, 2005
A Quiet Revolution includes music from Will Ackerman, George Winston, Liz Story and Michael Hedges, as well as songs from newer members of the Windham family such as Jim Brickman, Janis Ian, Snuffy Walden and Cesaria Evora.

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