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Nortec Collective's Bostitch + Fussible: Tijuana Sound Machine Due Out May 6

Published March 24, 2008
Nortec Collective's Pepe Mogt (Fussible) and Bostitch (Ramón Amezcua) will release their new album and perform at several parties in early May.

Israel "Cachao" López (1918-2008)

Published March 24, 2008
World renowned bassist, composer, bandleader, and mambo king, Israel "Cachao" López died Saturday morning of complications resulting from kidney failure. He was 89.

Joe Gibbs Passes Away at 65

Published March 21, 2008
Reggae legend Joe Gibbs passed away in Jamaica this past February. A topflight producer and a true pioneer of the bass-heavy dub style, he leaves behind a musical legacy that is still growing in scope and impact.

Manu Chao To Release New EP This Spring

Published March 21, 2008

Nacional Records has announced that Manu Chao will be releasing a special "Politik Kills" remix EP this spring. Thanks to Pitchfork Media, fans can now indulge in exclusive Manu Chao downloads and multimedia.

PEN World Voices Festival To Be Held Throughout NYC from April 29-May 4

Published March 21, 2008
The 2008 PEN World Voices Festival will be held at various venues throughout New York City from April 29 to May 4. The event will feature more than 100 writers for six days of literary discussion and exchange.

The 2008 Asian Cultural Festival

Published March 21, 2008
The 2008 Asian Cultural Festival will be held from April 23-27, featuring a variety of performances by artists throughout the Asian continent.

The 2008 Spoleto Festival USA Features Spectrum of Artists And Compelling New Work

Published March 19, 2008
The 32nd annual festival will take place May 23 through June 8, 2008 and features such artists as Pedja Muzijevic, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Laurie Anderson, and Imani Winds.

Mikey Dread (1954-2008)

Published March 18, 2008

Renowned reggae performer and radio broadcaster Mikey Dread passed away on March 15, 2008 after a long illness.


By Charissa Che

Las Dos Caras de Jano To Premiere At The 24th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival

Published March 18, 2008

Starring noted Puerto Rican actor, Modesto Lacen, the new film, Las Dos Caras de Jano has been selected to premiere at The 24th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival as an official film entry.

Philip Chevron Celebrates Win In Battle With Cancer

Published March 17, 2008
Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron celebrates "disease-free" declaration from doctors this Saint Patty's Day, after year-long battle with throat cancer.

Musical Instrument Musuem To Open In Phoenix In Early 2010

Published March 17, 2008
With as many as 5,000 instruments from over 200 countries, the MIM offers a unique celebration of music from around the globe.

Disappointed Ennio Morricone Fans Turn Violent Protesters In Chile

Published March 17, 2008
Riot police were called to quell protests that erupted after 5,000 fans were left without tickets to Ennio Morricone's upcoming concert in Santiago, Chile.

NYC’s Highline Ballroom Rocks The House On March 19 For Beloved Producer Scott Harding

Published March 13, 2008
The star-studded benefit concert—with scheduled appearances by John Medeski, Antibalas, Bill Laswell, John Scofield, DJ Logic and many more—will help defray medical costs for Harding, who was critically injured in a car accident on February 15.

Toumast Spring Tour Dates Cancelled

Published March 12, 2008
In order to make the best of some offers they received for the fall, Toumast announced recently that their spring dates would be postponed. Check here for the latest.

Habib Koité Returns To The U.S. This Spring With 11-City Tour

Published March 10, 2008
Malian guitarist Habib Koité and his band Bamada return to America this spring to perform songs from his most recent album Afriki, released by Cumbancha last fall.

Abraham, Inc. To Make World Premiere May 3 At The Apollo Theater

Published March 7, 2008
Apollo performance will initiate the American tour of the African-American and Jewish summit that features clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer (pictured), funk pioneer Fred Wesley and beat architect Socalled.

Theater For The New City Presents N.Y. Ukefest 2008

Published March 7, 2008
Ukulele lovers from all over the world will converge April 3-6 in New York City for N.Y. UkeFest 2008, a four-night, three-day celebration of ukulele music.

The True Story of Evita Set To Release March 25, 2008

Published March 4, 2008
The Mystery Of Eva Peron, a film by Tulio Demicheli, is set to be releaed on DVD this month. The film documents the life of Argentina's cultural icon, Evita.

Bonde Do Role To Tour The U.S. With New Members

Published March 4, 2008
Featuring two new female singers, Bonde Do Role plans on touring the U.S., following the announcement of their Coachella appearance.

Two Top Italian Artists Perform In US In March

Published March 4, 2008

One of Italy’s top musicians, Carmen Consoli, along with avant singer-songwriter Vinicio Capossela, are set to perform at various venues throughout the United States this March.

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