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Blues Great Keb' Mo' to Release New Album, Suitcase, on June 13th

Published March 13, 2006
Produced by Keb' Mo' and longtime collaborator John Porter, Suitcase is Keb' Mo's first album of original music since 2004's Grammy winning release, Keep It Simple.

Silver Wave Records Signs Singer/Songwriter Shelley Morningsong

Published March 12, 2006
Most recently Morningsong has been a touring member of Native American superstar performer Robert Mirabal's group. She is in the studio with producer Larry Mitchell, working on her debut release, Out Of The Ashes.

Breakout Act Los Bunkers’ U.S. Debut 'Vida de Perros' Set For Release On March 28th

Published March 12
Chilean rockers take Mexico by storm with heavy radio play of first single “Llueve Sobre La Ciudad”

Sara Valenzuela

'Maxim en Espanol Rockz!' Compilation CD Released

Published March 9, 2001
Compilation celebrates the many genres of popular Latin music, including Rock en Espanol, Reggaeton, Punk, Latin Alternative and Trip Hop.

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Green Apple Music & Arts Festival Lineup Announced

Published March 9, 2006
The New York Philharmonic, Dresden Dolls, Baaba Maal, Ghostface, Blues Traveler, Umphrey's McGee, Richie Havens, Martin Sexton, Avail, Toots & The Maytals, Guster, Soulive, Cary Brothers, Many More To Perform

Reggae Veteran iNi Kamoze Releases New Double CD

Published March 9, 2006
Debut is the highly anticipated collection of twenty-four tracks of iNi Kamoze's early works that have been re-recorded with top musicians.

Musician Markus James Remembers Ali Farka Toure

Published March 8, 2006
Markus James  was recently with Ali Farka Toure in Mali, January 2006, a few weeks before Ali's passing,  and shares these thoughts and remembrances about his long-time friend and inspiration:

South African Drama 'Tsotsi' Wins Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Published March 6, 2006
The story of a violent young criminal living dangerously in and around the townships of Johannesburg has been lauded for its apt depiction of life for millions today.

Ali Farka Toure, 1939-2006

Published March 7, 2006
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ali Farka Toure of Mali, one of Africa's most famous performers, died March 7th after a long illness, Mali's Culture Ministry announced. He was in his late 60s.

Souad Massi

BBC Radio 3 'World Routes' Award Winners Announced

Published March 1, 2006
Amadou & Mariam, Konono No. 1, Ry Cooder, Nitin Sawhney and Souad Massi are among the announced winners. The awards will be given out on April 7th.

Thievery Corporation to Release First Remix Record in Seven Years

Published February 27, 2006
With a nod to the Jamaican production tradition of creating “versions” of the original compositions; this 18-track collection showcases Thievery Corporation’s versatility and studio production talent.

Rounder Records to Release New Studio Album from Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Published February 27, 2006
Hang It High, Hang It Low is the new album from Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha’s. Nathan Williams is now approaching his 20th year as one of zydeco’s premier artists.

Asha Bhosle Love Songs Compilation to be Released

Published February 27, 2006
Seventy-two-year-old Asha Bhosle, one of the most-recorded female voices in Bollywood, will introduce American audiences to the range of her well-known and well-loved repertoire this spring with Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme (Times Square Records), a double CD of love songs.

Debut Album from Reggaeton/Hip-Hop/Dancehall Artist Kulcha Don to Be Released March 21

Published February 22, 2006
It's All About You brings reggae music to the masses with Kulcha Don's passion for evolutionary island music and hardcore dancehall reggae beats. 

Irish Band Lúnasa Releases 6th Album,

Published February 22, 2006
Lúnasa’s sixth album (pronounced “Shay”), reveals the band at the top of their creative prowess.

Toots Hibbert

13th Annual Marley Fest to Be Streamed Online

Published February 22, 2006
main performers include four Marley brothers, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Stephen Marley, Kymani Marley and Julian Marley.  They will be joined by reggae greats, Toots and the Maytals.

Seminal Irish Rockers Black 47 Ready Retrospective Bittersweet Sixteen. Out March 21 On Gadfly

Published February 20, 2006
The disc is a 16-track retrospective of Black 47’s recording career from early 1990 to the present.

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Grammy Wins Make History

Published February 20, 2006
The youngest son of Bob Marley is the first reggae artist to win Grammy outside of reggae category. Marley won for his acclaimed Tuff Gong/Universal album Welcome To Jamrock.

Brooklyn Street May Be Named After Bob Marley

Published February 20, 2006
New York City officials are considering renaming part of a Brooklyn street after reggae legend Bob Marley.

Latin Music Legend Ray Barretto Dies at 76

Published February 17, 2006
Ray Barretto, a Grammy-winning Latin jazz percussionist known for integrating the conga drum into jazz, died Feb. 17th. He was 76. Barretto had undergone heart bypass surgery in January and suffered from pneumonia

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