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New Matisyahu Studio Album, 'Youth, Drops March 7th

Published January 14, 2006
Matisyahu's new studio album, Youth, hits stores March 7th. Produced by Bill Laswell, with additional production by Jimmy Douglass and Ill Factor, Youth features 11 new songs.

Grammys “Say Hello” to Iranian-American Duo as Iran Says “Goodbye” to “Indecent” Western Music

Published January 14, 2006
Deep Dish's current Grammy nomination in the Best Dance Recording category is for “Say Hello,” included on their current album George Is On, released by Thrive Records. 

Skyler Pia

'One World, One Kid' CD is Drawn from a Global Radio Show Hosted by a Six-Year-Old

Published January 6, 2006
The specially-priced Putumayo release will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Vusi Mahlasela

'Acoustic Africa' Tour in the Works

Published January 6, 2006
International Music Network, in association with Putumayo World Music will present Habib Koite, Vusi Mahlasela and newcomer Dobet Gnahoré. Tour dates yet to be announced.

Kate Bush Reveals Favorite World Music Tracks

Published January 4, 2006
Ali Farka Toure, Donal Lunny, Eberhard Weber and Rolf Harris all feature in her eclectic list.

Paddy Moloney was inducted into the Hall of Fame

Scots Trad Music Awards Winners Announced

Published January 4, 2006
The Scots Trad Music Awards ceremony took place recently at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland

British Guitarist Derek Bailey, 1930-2005

Published December 30, 2005
Groundbreaking British guitarist Derek Bailey died of motor neuron disease in London on Christmas Day 2005.

'Geldof In Africa' 2-DVD Set to be Released

Published December 26, 2005
The six original 30-minute prgrams, written and presented by Geldofchronicle the culture, history, climate, and political environment of Africa.

Andrea Echeverri Wins MTV Vmala “Best New Artist” Award

Published December 26, 2005
Following Her Recent Grammy Nomination and 2 Premio Lo Nuestro Nominations, The Lead Singer of Aterciopelados Won an MTV Latin America Award For “Best New Artist”

MIDEM Set to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Edition

Published December 26, 2005
On Monday 23 January a day of special events and festivities will mark the 40th anniversary of MIDEM, the World's Music Market, Cannes, France.

Bantu feat. Ayuba

10 Annual KORA All African Awards Winners Announced

Published December 20, 2005
There are 25 award categories. Entries for the KORA awards are submitted from around the world to a selection committee in Johannesburg.

BMI Brings 13th Annual Latin Awards to New York City in 2006

Published December 20, 2005
Dinner and awards to honor top Latin songwriters, composers and music publishers on April 7.

Matisyahu Ends 2005 with Billboard Blitz

Published December 20, 2005
New Album 'Youth' out in 2006 on Epic/Or Music/JDub

Clement Dodd

Heartbeat Records To Launch Extensive Studio One Series

Published December 20, 2005
The series celebrates 50 years of Jamaican music by legendary producer Clement S. Dodd. The first installment kicks off January 24, featuring rare tracks, all fully remastered from original Studio One recordings.

The Eagles--Banned in Iran

1979 Revisited: Iran's President Bans Western Music

Published December 20, 2006
Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Jake Shimabukuro to Appear on Conan O'Brien Show Dec. 13

Published December 8, 2005
The genre-breaking ukulele virtuoso will make his national TV debut.

Amadou & Mariam

Grammy Nominees Announced

Published December 8, 2005
Contemporary World Music nominees are Amadou & Mariam, Gilberto Gil, Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Anoushka Shankar.

Jah Wobble to Release Mu, a Dub Reggae Album

Published December 7, 2005
Wobble draws from the politicized British reggae scene of the late 1960s and the punk alienation that followed


MTV Chi is Launched to Cater to Chinese-American Young Adults

Published December 7, 2005
MTV Chi will showcase Mandarin rock and pop, Canto-pop, Chinese hip-hop and other genres to a Chinese-American audience.

Los Angeles Duo Mezklah Secures Japanese Label Deal

Published December 7, 2005
Duo blends cumbia, ragga, psychedelic drum-n-bass and electronica.

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