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Rising Reggae Star Joseph Israel To Make His Debut On New Door Records/UME

Published November 21, 2006
Recorded at Tuff Gong Studios as well as Shaggy's Big Yard Studio, Gone Are The Days will feature appearances by Luciano and Mikey General.

Antibalas Signs To ANTI- With An Eye Towards March 2007 Release

Published November 21, 2006
The acclaimed, socially and politically-minded group recently wrapped work in Chicago with producer John McEntire of Tortoise.

Afropop Stars Habib Koite, Vusi Mahlasela, And Dobet Gnahore Inducted Into The Afropop Hall Of Fame

Published November 20, 2006
The 2006 Afropop Hall of Fame took place before a rapturous, sold-out crowd at the B.B. King Club in New York City as part of the successful "Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa" U.S. tour.

Gilberto Santa Rosa To Play Madison Garden Theater

Published November 15, 2006
To be held November 22, the show finds the legendary salsa crooner surveying his 30 years of hits.

The Wild Wild West Dub Tour To Hit California

Published November 15, 2006
The tour features the Godfather of Dancehall, reggae legend Sugar Minott, along with the legendary engineer- Scientist, Admiral Tibet, The Hawaiian Lyon, Fire Pashon and the all-star Ragga SoulJah Band.

Celebrating His 80th Year In Showbusiness, Cuban Legend Israel "Cachao" Lopez Will Make A Rare U.S. Appearance

Published November 13, 2006
In 1939, Cachao and his late brother Orestes created a new song form with their song "Mambo."

Bulgarian Voices To Be Heard Live Here In America 

Published November 13, 2006
The group does a 10-date tour this November and December with a special program that includes traditional favorites, fresh repertoire, and holiday songs.

VP Records To Present A Definitive Collection Of Music By King Jammy

Published November 12, 2006
The four-volume set comprehensively chronicles one of the most influential reggae producers to ever work the studio boards.

Luaka Bop To Release Brazil Classics 7: What's Happening In Pernambuco

Published November 10, 2006
Set for release in February 2007, the album will capture those new musicians in the Brazilian Northeast who have been influenced by Chico Science (pictured) and Nacio Zumbi.

Band Of Former Refugees Partners With UN Refugee Angency's Campaign to Raise Awareness

Published November 10, 2006
The band and lead singer Reuben M. Koroma will use their new album release, documentary film and current North American tour to raise awareness and funds.

Miles Copeland Making A PBS Documentary Film As Part Of Post-9/11 Series

Published November 8, 2006
The film will document collaborations between Arab and American artists as they try and find common ground in the studio and on stage.

2006 Afropop Hall Of Fame Benefit Dinner & Concert To Honor Vusi Mahlasela, Habib Koite and Dobet Gnahore

Published November 8, 2008
Gala event to be held Nov. 14th at New York City's BB King Blues Club. Dinner will be at 7 pm. and the concert begins at 8 pm.

Japan Society Joins A Shortlist Of Great American Organizations When It Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Published November 8, 2006
The venerable institution celebrates its 100th Anniversary from January 2007 through May 2008, presenting over a year of special programming in the areas of arts and culture, business, education, and public policy.

Latin Grammys Hit New York

Published November 3, 2007
The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were held for the first time in New York City, taking over Madison Square Garden and broadcast on the Spanish-language network Univision.
By Phil Freeman

VP Records Announces The Releases of Two New Collections In The Strictly The Best Series

Published November 3, 2006
The Strictly The Best 35 & 36 are the two latest installments of the successful series that features hit songs by such stars as Sean Paul, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and Capleton.

Soweto Gospel Choir Kicks Off 2007 With Album And A 47-Date Tour.

Published November 2, 2006
The album African Spirit features South African Gospel And Interpretations of Songs by Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Plus an Inspiring Version of U2's Hit "One" with special guest Bono

Bounty Killer Announces Big Plans 

Published November 2, 2006
The dancehall icon has inked a new record deal with VP Records that will see the release of a new all-star project called The Alliance and new Bounty Killer solo album in 2007

Cara Dillon Releases New Album On Compass

Published November 1, 2006
After The Morning is the follow-up to Sweet Liberty, which allowed Dillon beat out both Sinead O'Connor and Enya to win as Best Irish Singer at 2004's Irish Meteor Awards.

Rogerio Duprat 1932-2006

Published October 27, 2006
The Brazilian composer and arranger, well known for his work during the Tropicalia movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, died Oct. 26 of complications from cancer.

Catie Curtis Touring In Support Of Long Night Moon

Published October 26, 2006
The singer's new album features a guest appearance by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the track "People Look Around" won the Grand Prize at this year's International Songwriting Competition.

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