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Indian Singer Shaan to be Featured on John Lennon Compilation

Published September 12, 2005
The Indian artist will be featured on a "Give Peace a Chance" remix.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Passing Saddens Friends, Fans

Published September 12, 2005
The great bluesman died September 10th at age 81.

Emmanuel Jal to Appear on Album to Aid War Victims

Published September 9, 2005

Sudanese soldier-turned-rapper Jal joins with Radiohead and others on benefit album.

Diana Krall

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

Published September 9, 2005
Bill Cosby will host Wynton Marsalis, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Paquito D'Rivera, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks and others.

Karsh Kale

World Music Artists Team with Lonely Planet to Promote Passport/Travel Program

Published September 9, 2005
Karsh Kale, Michael Franti and others are headlining events to promote the acquisition of passports by Americans.

Colombian Singer Kaleth Morales Dies in Car Crash

Published September 7, 2005
Morales sang vallenato, a style in which the accordion is prominent.

Allen Toussaint is among those who've turned up.

New Orleans Radio Station compiles List of Musicians Accounted For

Published September 6, 2005
Many previously thought missing have turned up safe and sound. WWOZ asks for help in locating others.

New Orleans' Legendary Dr. John

Two Organizations Helping the Musicians in New Orleans

Published September 6, 2005
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Jazz Foundation of America are helping musicians in the affected area.

Green Day and others will perform for hurricane relief

MTV to Air Katrina Relief Special

Published September 6, 2005
The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Green Day and Neil Young will be among the artists performing in Katrina relief special.

Recording Academy to Contribute $1 Million Toward Hurricane Relief.

Published September 5, 2005
MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund pledges to help musicians as well as others affected by the crisis.

Putumayo Donating Proceeds for 2 CDs to Katrina Relief

Published September 5, 2005
The company will turn over profits from New Orleans and Mississippi compilations.

Jason Harwell, last year's IAMA winner

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)Kicks Off

Published September 5, 2005
The IAMA will hand out awards in eight categories: Folk/Americana/Roots,
AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open, Country/Bluegrass, Best Male Artist, Best
Female Artist, Best Group/Duo.

The Neville Brothers

Shout Factory! Label Donating Profits from New Orleans Boxed Set to Katrina Relief Efforts

Published September 2, 2005
Set includes music from New Orleans greats including Dr. John, the Neville Brothers and Louis Armstrong.

Zimbabwean Musician Simon "Chopper" Chimbetu Dies at 50

Published September 2, 2005
Chimbetu was called the king of sungura music. His songwriting had become increasingly political, ot surprising given that he was a former member of a band called the Marxist Brothers.

Blues Artist R.L. Burnside Dies

Published September 1, 2005
R.L. Burnside worked with rock and hip-hop acts, including the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. He died at age 78 in Memphis.

Fats Domino

Fats Domino, Irma Thomas Among Katrina Survivors; Alex Chilton Reported Missing (see update)

Published September 1, 2005

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Fats Domino, initially reported missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has been found safe, as has singer Irma Thomas. Rocker Alex Chilton unaccounted for. All accounted for--see update.

Vanguard Records Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Joan Baez's First Recordings

Published September 1, 2005
New installments to the 'Joan Baez Original Masters Series' are set for Sept. 13 release. The folk legend's original albums One Day At A Time and Blessed Are will include bonus tracks.

Wynton Marsalis is among those who will perform at benefit concert

‘Concert for Hurricane Relief’ to Air Sept. 2
Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and others will perform at a concert to raise funds for hurricane relief in New Orleans.

Carlos Santana will perform at the World Music Awards

World Music Awards Coming to Hollywood

Published August 29, 2005
The event takes place Wednesday, August 31, with a broadcast date of September 13. The program, honoring best-selling international artists, will be seen in 160 countries.

Women of Nairobi, Part of the National Geographic Photo Exhibit

The Green Hills of Africa Arrive in New York City

Published August 29, 2005
New York City's transportation hub, Grand Central Terminal, will host an exhibit featuring photography from National Geographic's September issue. The magazine is devoting that entire issue to the continent of Africa.

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