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JDUB Records Signs Comedian Michael Showalter

Published June 27, 2008
Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member, writer, producer, and director of MTV's The State. JDUB will be recording two intimate shows in Brooklyn, NY for inclusion on his debut album.

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), AFL-CIO honors the recipients of the AFM Diversity Awards

Published June 27, 2007
The ceremony recognized outstanding accomplishment in the promotion and celebration of diversity within the music industry.

Trey Anastasio to Release Afro-Cuban Influenced Instrumental Album

Published June 22, 2007
Former Phish lead singer Anastasio will release the Fela Kuti-influenced The Horseshoe Curve via his own Rubber Jungle Records on July 24.

Fifth Annual "Spirit of Django Reinhardt"

Published June 22, 2007
This year's concert features The John Jorgenson Quintet, considered one of the best interpreters of Reinhardt's material. Jorgenson’s quintet has astounded audiences worldwide, performing standards from the gypsy jazz repertoire.

Diplo Launches Non-Profit Project, Heaps Decent

Published June 25, 2007
This summer, acclaimed DJ, producer and Mad Decent Records impresario Diplo will launch the first in a series of global music projects through a new non-profit music initiative.

KCRW Observes Internet radio Day Of Silence

Published June 21, 2007
The station will join with fellow webcastors and shut down regular programming on all three of its webstreams as a protest against the new high music royalties for Internet radio.

UK Based Jamaican Journalist Gets International Human Rights Award

Published June 21, 2007
David Chen of Voicing For Jamaica and The African-Caribbean Connection was hailed as pioneer in the field of human rights by Youth for Human Rights International in London.

South African Jazz Legend Sathima Bea Benjamin's Recordings to be Reissued Digitally

Published June 20, 2007
Legendary South African vocalist Sathima Bea Benjamin will begin digitally reissuing her long out-of-print catalogue this year, including her album with Duke Ellington, all the way to her album Cape Town Love.

Isaac Delgado to Headline Concert in Celebrate Brooklyn! Bud Light Music Series

Published June 20, 2007
Among the vast array of performances comprising the 29th season of Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell is a series of great, varied Latin music.

The Pietasters Release New Studio Album and Announce Summer Dates

Published June 20, 2007
Soul-ska pioneers The Pietasters release their new studio album, "All Day," on August 21, 2007 (Indication Records / RedEye USA). The release marks the band’s first release in five years.
By Paul Dryden

KCRW Launches Campaign to Save Music Library

Published June 19, 2007
The music library in the basement of Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and houses a priceless collection of more than 60,000 recordings of great historical importance and cultural relevance.

LATV Announces Summer Performances Lineup For LATV LIVE And LATV En Concierto

Published June 18, 2007
LATV En Concierto and LATV Live announce upcoming performances including specials with major names in Latin urban music, pop, and alternative.

Live Earth Shanghai Revealed

Published June 18, 2007
International excitement builds as the China-leg of the 7-continent Live Earth concert series reveals mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and International lineup.

The Father of African Cinema: Ousmane Sembéne

Published June 14, 2007
African filmmaker Ousmane Sembéne passed away over the weekend at his home in Dakar. He was 84.
By Teena Moseley

New Folk And Latin Music Grammys Announced

Published June 14, 2007
The Recording Academy announces the creation of a Zydeco and Cajun Music award as well as the expansion of the Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban category.

Three-Day Festival of World Cultures Celebrates Modern Ireland

Published June 13, 2007
Now in its 7th year, the Festival of World Cultures carves a special groove on the global festival circuit and is Ireland’s foremost intercultural event.

Superstars of the Global Stage Are Showcased in UCLA Live’s 07/08

Published June 13, 2007
Featuring Seminal African Artists, an Exclusive Day of the Dead Celebration and Masters from Asia, Spain and Israel.

Blue Note Records Signs Guitarist Lionel Loueke

Published June 13, 2007
Considered to be one of the brightest and most original young stars in jazz today, Loueke will enter the studio in September to record his major label debut.
By Paul Dryden

Vanity Fair & (RED) Introduce Compilation Of West African Music Curated By Youssou N’Dour

Published June 11, 2007
The exclusive iTunes release of Tracks In The Sand, a compilation of 17 of the best recordings by West African artists curated by the Grammy award-winning African musician, aims to generate money to combat AIDS in Africa.

Live Earth South Africa Revealed

Published June 11, 2007
Artist line-up revealed for Johannesburg Concert, expected to reach over 2 billion people as part of the 24-Hour, 7-continent concert series to combat global warming on 7/7/07.

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