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PEN World Voices

Published May 6, 2008
PEN World Voices Festival in New York, writers from around the world joined together to discuss and celebrate the literary arts while also looking at the inevitable political ramifications of the craft.
By Ernest Barteldes

BRIC Arts Announces Celebrate Brooklyn's 30th Summer Season

Published May 6, 2008
Presented by BRIC Arts, a series of arts events will be held to mark Celebrate Brooklyn’s 30th year.

Long-Delayed Sidestepper Album To Finally Come Out

Published May 6, 2008
After months of anticipation, Sidestepper's new album, The Buena Vibra Sound System is set to be released this August.

Chico Mann Announces California Dates

Published May 6, 2008
The band, which features members of Antibalas, to play six shows.

New Film Pays Tribute To Wendo Kolosoy

Published May 2, 2008
Jacques Sarasin’s On the Rumba River pays musical tribute to the African musician Wendo Kolosoy. The film opens on June 6, 2008 at Village East Cinema in New York City.

Call And Live Campaign Against Human Trafficking Kicks Off In Washington, D.C.

Published May 1, 2008
The Ricky Martin Foundation has partnered with IDB and Ayuda to launch Call and Live, a campaign that promotes a free confidential hotline to prevent human trafficking from Latin America.

Johnny Osbourne's Truth And Rights Deluxe Edition Out July 8th

Published May 1, 2008
Legendary dancehall reggae artist Johnny Osbourne re-records and re-invents classic sounds on this special album out on Heartbreak Records.

Nation Beat Animation Contest: Win $500 Prize

Published May 1, 2008
Nation Beat and Modiba Productions will offer a $500 prize to the winner of an animation contest in conjunction with the July 15th release of the band’s new album, Legends of the Preacher.

Zaki Ibrahim Performs At Joe's Pub

Published May 1, 2008
Zaki Ibrahim takes the stage at NYC's Joe's Pub May 1st to promote her new album, Eclectica, out on May 13th.

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Announces Summer Line-Up

Published April 30, 2008
Among the highlights are a free Central Park Summer Stage concert on July 12th featuring Mexican rock songstress Julieta Venegas (pictured) and Chilean buzz DJ Bitman.

Lincoln Center Celebrates Summer With Music

Published April 30, 2008
Lincoln Center announced the return of its two popular summer outdoor programs of music and dance. Midsummer Night Swing (July 8-26) and Out of Doors (August 7-24).

Greensleeves Signs Three New Artists

Published April 30, 2008
Reggae label Greensleeves Records & Publishing announced that it has signed Busy Signal (pictured), Gyptian, Shane “Jukeboxx” Brown, and Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown.

Niyaz's New Album Nine Heavens A Double Disc Set

Published April 28, 2008
Niyaz’s sophomore album, Nine Heavens, out June 24, will feature two discs. The second half of the album will have acoustic versions of the electronic tracks on the first CD.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Celebrates Hanami

Published April 25, 2008
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is holding a series of events to celebrate this season's Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing.

Cocoa Tea And Friends Rock Out To Support Jamaica's Athletes

Published April 25, 2008

Cocoa Tea and his musical brethren rocked Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater this past Sunday for the ‘Team Jamaica on the Road to Beijing’ Reggae Charity Concert.

Sergio Mendes Announces Summer Tour Dates

Published April 25, 2008

Legendary Brazilian Musician Sergio Mendes has announced his U.S. summer tour in conjunction with the release of his new album, Encanto.

The North Beach Tropical Music Sports Festival Returns To Miami April 27

Published April 24, 2008
The five-Sunday program combines live performances by Latin musicians with Latin cuisine, dancing, family fun, and competitive beach volleyball tournaments.

Celebrate Brooklyn Kicks Of Its 30th Season This June

Published April 24, 2008
On June 12th Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Isaac Hayes (pictured) takes the stage in Prospect Park to celebrate the opening of Celebrate Brooklyn's 30th season.

Music Documentary Playing For Change: Peace Through Music At Tribeca Film Festival April 24th

Published April 24, 2008
The world premiere of this music documentary shows the way music can unite us and features performances by Manu Chao, Keb’ Mo’ and Vusi Mahlasela.

Oleg Kireyev And “The Feng Shui Jazz Theatre” In U.S. Premier April 26

Published April 24, 2008
On Saturday, Russian jazz sazophonist Oleg Kireyev will bring his diverse jazz/world music quartet, “The Feng Shui Jazz Theatre,” to New York’s Symphony Space.

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