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Platinum-selling Celtic Woman Return With New Christmas DVD October 2nd

Published August 24
Angelic Irish Supergroup Follow Up 2006 Holiday Album with Brand-New Companion DVD, Recorded Live in Dublin
By Paul Dryden

Juanes' Highly-Anticipated Fourth Album, La Vida... Es Un Ratico, Will Be Released Worldwide On October 23

Published August 24, 2007
Los Angeles Times declares the twelve-time Latin Grammy winner as “the single most important figure of the past decade in Latin pop music.”

The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad Jazz All-Stars Tour To Mali, India & China August & September 2007

Published August 23, 2007
This year's Rhythm Road features renowned artists Alvin Atkinson on drums, Charlie Porter on trumpet, Ari Roland on double bass, and Eli Yamin on piano.

Nelly Furtado Is Biggest Selling Female Recording Artist Of Past Year

Published August 22, 2007
Global sales of Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, have passed 6.1 million copies. It has been certified gold in 31 countries and platinum in 23 countries worldwide.
By Paul Dryden

Juan Luis Guerra To Be Honored As 2007 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year

Published August 22, 2007
Guerra won his first Grammy for his 1990 release Bachata Rosa, an album which sold more than 5 million copies at the time.
By Paul Dryden

Eccodek On The Fritz

Published August 20, 2007
Eccodek's Andrew McPherson and Deliveryboy will perform live an original accompaniment to the Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film classic Metropolis in Toronto August 28.

Colombian And African Superstars Unleash Love Inna Champeta Land

Published August 20, 2007
Colombian Champeta stars Viviano Torres, Luis Towers and Justo Valdez and African legends Dally Kimoko, Diblo Dibala, Sekou Diabate, Nyboma and Rigo Star set to release album Septmeber 10.

Max Roach (1924-2007)

Published August 16, 2007
One of the last of the great jazz legends passed away Wednesday in New York City at age 83.

Global Drum Project Hits The Road This Fall

Published August 16, 2007
15 years after percussionists Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain joined together for the Planet Drum album, the musicians are teaming again for a new record and tour.

Jake Shimabukuro Releases Two New CDs This September

Published August 16, 2007
Hitchhike Records announced the release of two new CDs by ukulele wizard and multi-genre star Jake Shimabukuro: a soundtrack for the hit Japanese film Hula Girl, and new album My Life.

Latin Jazz Legend Weighs In On El Cantante

Published August 15, 2007
With controversy swirling around the way his friend Héctor Lavoe has been portrayed on screen, salsa star and bandleader Willie Colón seeks to set the record straight.

The Pinker Tones Set To Release New Remix Album

Published August 13, 2007
In the wake of this summer’s successful U.S. tour, Barcelona sensation The Pinker Tones have managed to turn out a brand new album of infectious remixes and collaborations set for release Aug 21.

Nação Zumbi And Instituto Explore The Feminine Side

Published August 13, 2007
Nublu Records announced the October 23 release of 3 Na Massa, a new project cooked up by producer Rica Amabis of Instituto and members of the Pernambuco rock band Nação Zumbi (pictured).

Serkalem Fasil (Ethiopia) And Peta Thornycroft (Zimbabwe) To Receive Courage In Journalism Awards

Published August 9, 2007
Serkalem Fasil (pictured) and Peta Thornycroft will receive awards for their journalistic and personal strength at the Courage in Journalism Awards in October.

Tackhead Launches Sharehead Album Project

Published August 9, 2007
Tackhead is almost set to release the group's first original recording in 17 years. But not without the help of fans.

Double-CD The Very Best Of Éthiopiques Ready for Release

Published August 8, 2007
Union Square Music and the Manteca label have assembled a double-CD set containing the very best tracks from one of the most influential series of recent years.

Soda Stereo Announces Exclusive Concert For West Coast In LA

Published August 6, 2007
Triple Producciones and POP Art in conjunction with Goldenvoice announced Nov. 21 as Latin Rock group Soda Stereo's only U.S. concert date on West Coast.

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra To Play Free Show In New York City On Saturday Afternoon

Published August 3
Every Saturday this year in August, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council presents free New World Music concerts, featuring a diverse roster of international artists on historic Governors Island.

World-acclaimed Irish singer songwriter Tommy Makem dies

Published August 3, 2007
"Always the consummate musician, he was also a superb ambassador for the country, and one of whom we will always be proud," President of Ireland Mary McAleese said.

The Return of Joe's Pub In The Park

Published August 2, 2007
Returning for the first time since initially staged in 2004, Joe’s Pub In The Park is back with a two-week series of concerts. (Featured artist Allen Toussaint pictured)

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