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Rani Khanam

Muslim Music Festival Coming to London

Published May 16, 2006
The Salaam Music Village festival unveils a spectrum of Muslim cultures worldwide and celebrates their immense contribution over the centuries to the world’s intellectual and creative heritage.

Bob Marley Bass Player 'Family Man' Barrett Loses Royalty Lawsuit

Published May 16, 2006
Aston "Family Man" Barrett, the bass player for Bob Marley and the Wailers, has lost a 60 million pound ($113.6 million) lawsuit over royalties and song-writing credits that pitted him against Island Records and the Marley family.

Blues Singer-Guitarist Little Buster Dead at 63

Published May 16, 2006
Little Buster, a blind African-American blues guitarist/singer, died May 11th in a nursing home on Long Island, NY. The self-taught musician, whose real name was Edward James Spivey-Forehand, was 63.

British/Sri Lankan Rapper M.I.A. Denied U.S. Entry Visa

Published May 16, 2006
London rapper M.I.A. has been denied a visa to visit or work in the U.S. by immigration officials. Sources close to the British Sri-Lankan MC said that her lawyers are frantically trying to resolve the situation.

Cheikha Remitti, Algerian Godmother of Raï Music, Dead at 83

Published May 15, 2006
Cheikha Remitti, the Algerian woman often called the “Queen of Raï,” has died, according to a report from Algerian television. The apparent cause was a heart attack. Remitti was 83 and was in Paris at the time of her death.

'Pan For Punks' Musician Tracy Thornton to Open Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Event

Published May 12, 2006
The coveted spot on the star-studded line-up will have the drummer regaling the audience with songs from his latest CD, “Pan For Punks: A Steelpan Tribute to The Ramones.” 

Columbian Singer-Songwriter Soraya, 1969-2006

Published May 12, 2006
Colombian singer-songwriter Soraya, best known for the songs "De Repente," "Llevame" and the Latin Grammy-winning "Casi," died May 10 after a years-long battle with breast cancer.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

New Documentary Examines 'Sufi Soul-the Mystic Music of Islam'

Published May 9, 2006
Sufi Soul – the Mystic Music of Islam follows writer and historian William Dalrymple on a personal journey into the mystical and musical side of Islam as he charts the traditions of Sufi music in Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Morocco. 

 

Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley Wins Six International Reggae And World Music Awards

Published May 9, 2006
Grammy award winning artist, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, was a big winner at the 25th Anniversary of The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), picking up six statues.

'Uganda Rising' Wins Coveted Audience Award at Renowned Hotdocs International Documentary Film Festival

Published May 9, 2006
The Canadian-produced, directed and written film sells out both its screenings at the highest attended Hotdocs festival in history, and enjoys positive reviews from numerous critics.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings To Release Pete Seeger's 'American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4'

Published May 9, 2006
The fourth entry in a five-volume work originally issued by Folkways Records between 1957 and 1962, this series is considered a cornerstone of the American legend's incredible catalog. 

Vancouver’s Global Music TV Program world.beats Now Video Podcasting Planetwide

Published May 9, 2006
world.beats joins Celt In A Twist, Canada’s Contemporary Radio Hour, in a podcast format available at the iTunes Store.

Jehro Brings His 'Caribbean Soul' to NYC

Published May 8, 2006
The sultry-voiced singer Jehro will embark upon a string of New York City dates to mark his U.S. debut performances and the release of his first solo album, ‘Jehro.’

Registration Now Open for 7th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)

Published May 4, 2006
Among the events planned for LAMC 2006 are free concerts at Central Park Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, and Museo del Barrio.

Michael Franti and Spearhead to Release New Album and Film July 25

Published May 3, 2006

Sly & Robbie, Gentleman and Pink join Franti's long-time band Spearhead to help create his most inspired, anthemic album to date.

Rounder Records Releases Jimmy Sturr's The Greatest Hits Of Polka

Published May 3, 2006
The album features eighteen of polka’s biggest hits, making it an essential polka primer overflowing with energy and high spirits.

Neville Brothers

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Lends its Support to New Orleans

Published May 3, 2009
The Neville Brothers—synonymous with Louisiana culture and music—have been selected to kick off the Festival’s 27th edition, with a free concert on June 29th.

Raza Obrera

LATV to Present "Pasadena Cinco De Mayo at The Rose Bowl” on May 6th

Published May 3, 2010
Popular bilingual youth network to produce the main stage entertainment for "Pasadena Cinco de Mayo At The Rose Bowl” and will also air the performances on ‘LATV en Concierto’ and ‘M2M Live From the Rose Bowl’

Moh Alileche

Indie Acoustic Project Winners Announced

Published May 3, 2006
Moh Alileche, Wajdi Cherif and Putumayo's Afro-Latin Party are the world music winners.

Latina Nu Jazz Atist Malena Pérez to Rlease her Sultry Debut Album, Stars.

Published May 3, 2006
The album features collaborations with producers Osunlade, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, Alix Alvarez, Carlos Nino & The Life Force Trio, and Michael Johnson.

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