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Online magazine dedicated to the promotion of global music
Online magazine dedicated to the promotion of global music

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It is one thing for a culture to survive torment, repression, and genocide as the European Jews did throughout history – especially during and after World War II – but to turn that suffering and death into a victorious music is something quite magical. It…
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Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world. Canadian band Sultans of String keep imaginative imperatives in overdrive with a festive pitch for global unity through the music of Christmas. These three-time JUNO nominees deliver…
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Living legend and multiple Grammy Award winner, Paquito D’Rivera, returns to Koerner Hall. On this occasion, he is joined by the Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that…
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One of the most iconic bands to emerge in the inebriating puff of reggae was Black Uhuru, which began when Derrick “Duckie” Simpson combined forces with Garth Dennis and Don Carlos. Although it took until 1977 – five years after the birth of the band and…
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Antonio Arnedo, the saxophonist, known best for his floating lines reminiscent of magical soundscapes describing the porro, currulao, bambuco and contrapunteo forms of his Colombian homeland is such a diffident artist that he is practically unheralded…
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The 2018 album from the wonderful contemporary Boston-based Neapolitan folkloric group Newpoli is different from any of their other work. Mediterraneo features original (as opposed to traditional) repertoire. The theme for this music is Nun ta vutà,…
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The tumultuous and traumatic history of both the Jewish Diaspora and the history of the Czech Republic have always come together in the profoundly tragic and upliftingly beautiful music of Lenka Lichtenberg. The prodigiously-gifted Canadian musician has…
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Explore bravery, beauty, and a broad variety of flamenco music and dance when the Aga Khan Museum presents locally and internationally acclaimed artists during their fourth annual Duende: Flamenco Festival. Dates: Saturday, Nov 3 – Sunday, Nov 11 Where:…
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Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 AT 8:00 pm…
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Michael League, guiding light of the iconic ensemble Snarky Puppy and now Bokanté, is a musician who continues to challenge the musical norm of what artists from diverse cultural landscapes can achieve when their singular artistry collides. He is not like…
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