WHITE SUN III: LUMINOUS AND EPIC

      The new release by the Grammy-winning Los-Angeles based trio is an ambitious lushly-produced double-disc with 23 tracks ranging from orchestrated pieces to more sparse arrangements. White Sun who specialize in sacred chants from an ancient yogic tradition…

FARED SHAFINURY’S INTO THE NIGHT

Composer, singer, poet and multi-instrumentalist Fared Shafinury is a perfect representative of what he calls a hyphenated generation of Iranian-Americans today. Born in Texas of Persian parents, and a resident of its musical capital Austin, he has forged a career…

KAYHAN KALHOR ON HIS LATEST RECORDING HAWNIYAZ, HIS ROLE IN MUSIC, AND WHAT FUELS HIS INSPIRATION

The Middle East and Central Asia have a lot in common musically and the coming together of artists from diverse regions can lead to a sound that while cohesive, is yet fresh and innovative. Such is the case for the…

WHITE SUN’S SECOND ALBUM EFFECTIVELY COMBINES ANCIENT HEALING YOGIC MANTRAS WITH WORLD MUSIC

WHITE SUN’S SECOND ALBUM EFFECTIVELY COMBINES ANCIENT HEALING YOGIC MANTRAS WITH WORLD MUSIC In Eastern philosophy, sound is the origin of all things and it is the last sense to leave us when we leave the body. Within and without,…

HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA TRIO ON TOUR FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE LATEST RECORDING EL VIAJE

HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA TRIO ON TOUR AND COMING TO L.A’S BLUE WHALE JAZZ CLUB ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2016, FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE LATEST RECORDING EL VIAJE Harold López-Nussa’s eighth and latest release El Viaje (The Journey), also happens to…

RICHARD BONA & MANDEKAN CUBANO’S NEW ALBUM HERITAGE EXPLORES THE RICH CONNECTIONS BETWEEN AFRICAN AND CUBAN MUSIC

Cameroonian bassist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Richard Bona is a true gift to the world of music. For over two decades he has dazzled and enchanted us with his virtuosity on the bass, his remarkable fluid singing, his superb sense of…

SUPERHUMAN, MARTIN TILLMAN’S LATEST SOLO ALBUM IS AN UPLIFTING ODE TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT

June 17, 2016 SUPERHUMAN, MARTIN TILLMAN’S LATEST SOLO ALBUM IS AN UPLIFTING ODE TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT To the film world, Swiss-born composer and cellist Martin Tillman needs little introduction. He is one of the most sough-after acoustic and electric…

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS IS A DEEPLY ENGAGING MOVIE EXPLORING THE STORY OF YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE. ITS COMPANION CD SING ME HOME, A TESTIMONY TO THE BEAUTY OF CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS.

June 9, 2016   THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS  IS A DEEPLY ENGAGING MOVIE EXPLORING THE STORY OF YO YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE. ITS COMPANION CD SING ME HOME, IS A TESTIMONY TO THE BEAUTY OF CROSS-CULTURAL COLLABORATIONS.…

KEITH EMERSON AND THE SHOW THAT FINALLY ENDED

March 16, 2016   KEITH EMERSON (2 November 1944 – 10 March 2016) AND THE SHOW THAT FINALLY ENDED   On March 10, we lost keyboard legend and founding member of The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Keith Emerson died…

In Memoriam

February 23, 2016 IN MEMORIAM Hello Friends, I hope 2016 has been treating you well so far. In numerology, 2016 corresponds to the number “9” of the nine year cycle of change. Among other things, this cycle corresponds with endings…

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