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Omar Sosa to Promote His New Album, Afreecanos in a Worldwide Tour

Published January 25, 2008
Omar Sosa plans to tour the globe following his February 2008 release of his new CD, Afreecanos.

2008 International Blues Challenge Set: The World's Largest Gathering of Blues Bands

Published January 24, 2008
The 24th edition of the International Blues Challenge set to be held January 31 through February 2 in Memphis, Tennessee, is the world’s premier Blues music competition and will feature a record 159 acts from 36 states, 10 countries and 6 continents.

The 2008 Spoleto Festival Features Remarkable Spectrum of Artists

Published January 24, 2008
A dynamic celebration, the Spoleto Festival USA to be held May 23 through June 8, 2008 will feature a broad range of artists and ensembles including the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cyrus Chestnut, Paula West, Paula Robison, and Daniel Mille.

Festival International De Louisiane Proudly Announces 2008 Line-Up

Published January 24, 2008
Festival International de Louisiane celebrates 22 years of music, art, cuisine and much more. This year’s phenomenal line-up includes performances by The Duhks, Blind Boys of Alabama with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Horns, Burning Spear, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Babylon Circus, and Habib Koïte.

MansMark Africa Announces Special Release: “Spirit Of Musical Africa,” The Final Studio Work Of Babatunde Olatunji.

Published January 23, 2008
In 2000, Baba began recording his final studio project with Bay Area-based independent label, MansMark Africa. Sadly, his untimely passing in 2003 made it clear that the then-unfinished album would in fact be Babatunde Olatunji’s posthumous farewell.

The Legendary Los Tigres Del Norte Set February & March Tour Dates

Published January 23, 2008
Known as “la voz del pueblo” (the voice of the people), Los Tigres del Norte have recorded more then 55 albums, and sold more than 32 million copies. Now, as they prepare to release their latest album due out this spring, Los Tigres will embark on an expected 10 month tour and have announced dates for their February and March shows.

Andy Palacio 1960-2008

Published January 22, 2008
Andy Palacio died January 19. He was 47. He spoke passionately on behalf of the Garifuna people of Central America, intent on preserving its culture.
By Charissa Che

Andy Palacio Hospitalized After Serious Heart Attack

Published January 18, 2008
Latest reports indicate that the Garifuna star's chances for a recovery are remote.
By Tad Hendrickson

Nation is Pulling Out All the Stops for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2008

Published January 18, 2008
It's that time of year to pay tribute to civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Americans have a plethora of events to choose from to commemorate this day, ranging from live concerts to speeches to religious services.

Spirits In The Material World: A Reggae Tribute To The Police

Published January 16, 2008
Spirits In the Material World, due out Feb. 19, shines light on the Police’s natural affinity for reggae and features artists such as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ali Campbell of UB40, Toots & The Maytals, Gregory Isaacs, among others, taking on Police classics and reinventing them with a reggae spirit.

Afro-Peruvian Pioneers Peru Negro Heat Up 45 U.S. Cities For Their 2008 Tour

Published January 15, 2008
Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Peruvian group Peru Negro are set to wow American audiences on their 2008 tour, which spans 46 cities over the course of three months.

S.O.B.'s To Hold Its 25th Annual Tribute To Reggae Legend Bob Marley On Bob Marley Day

Published January 15, 2008
Upholding a 25-year old tradition, Bob Marley Day will be celebrated in New York City's S.O.B.'s on Wednesday, February 6th. Among those who will be attending are DJ LionDub and The New Kingston Band.

The Pinker Tones Set To Release Highly-Anticipated New Album Wild Animals On April 29th

Published January 14, 2008
Nacional Records announces April 29th as the release date for The Pinker Tones new album, Wild Animals. The band is back following international acclaim and more than 300 shows in 40 countries in the past two years.

New York Guitar Festival Hosts Dan Zanes Live On January 19 At The Apple Store In Soho

Published January 10, 2008
Acclaimed NY Guitar Festival to host Dan Zanes live at the Apple store on Sunday, January 19 at 3pm. Also, date correction for the Brazilian Guitar Marathon and complete event schedule.

Junior Reid To Join Kaliko Productions In Celebration Of Haiti's Bi-Centennial On January 19th In Miami

Published January 10, 2008
Grammy-award winning Junior Reid joins artists like T-Vice, Nu Look and Hangout at Kaliko's Fourth Annual Festival. This year marks a special celebration of Haiti's Bi-Centennial.

Zydeco Great Opens Global Thursday At Detroit's Arab American Museum

Published January 9, 2008
Global Thursdays remains one of metro Detroit's best entertainment values and now, the World Music Concert Series offers tickets for purchase online.

Ryko Distribution Announces Agreement With Peter Gabriel's Real World Records

Published January 7, 2008
Real World's Current Roster Includes Renowned Artists Toumast, Sevara Nazarkhan And Daby Touré

Tom Terrell Remembrance To Be Held In New York

Published January 7, 2008
Memorial service will begin at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. For more information call (718) 625-7515 or visit

Pogues Announce U.S. Tour Dates!

Published January 3, 2008
The tour begins March 5 in Chicago and winds up in Boston on March 19. Tickets are on sale through the band's site or

Danilo Perez Foundation Announces The Fifth Annual Panama Jazz Festival January 21- 26, 2008

Published January 2, 2008
The Stanley Jordan Trio, Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project,  The Catherine Russell Group and The Tia Fuller Quartet Set to Participate.

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