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Irma Thomas To Perform At Lincoln Center And The Democratic National Convention

Published August 4, 2008
Simply Grand, the forthcoming album of the legendary New Orleans artist is due to be released on August 12.

Latin Alternative Music Conference

Published August 4, 2008
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) pulled out all the stops this year - it's ninth - showcasing performances by some of the most cutting-edge artists in a genre that stretches so wide it defies easy labeling.
By Lissette Corsa

African Festival In Desert: The Tuaregs Of Niger, Africa Meet The American West

Published August 4, 2008
The festival will help raise money for the Center for Nomadic Life and assist the nomads displaced and affected by the current government insecurity in Niger over uranium trade.

Sao Paolo's Curumin To Release Japan Pop Show On October 7

Published August 1, 2008
After a five-month delay, October 7, 2008 will hail the much-anticipated release of Curumin’s newest album, Japan Pop Show.

Japan Society Announces 2008-2009 Performing Arts Season

Published August 1, 2008
Dubbed Beyond Boundaries: Genre-Bending Mavericks, Japan Society's Performing Arts Program announces an electrifying new season of talent spanning the realms of music, theater, dance, and more.

Nonesuch Records To Release Rokia Traoré’s Tchamantché In January 2009

Published July 31, 2008
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré returns with Tchamanchté, the follow-up to her award winning and critically acclaimed 2003 breakthrough Bowmboï.

Crammed Announces The Next Two Releases On The Label

Published July 31, 2008
Crammed Discs will be releasing the following albums: The Ravished Bride by Koçani Orkestar and In The House Of Mirrors by Hector Zazou & Swara.

African Children's Choir Performs At White House

Published July 31, 2008
The internationally-acclaimed African Children’s Choir was invited to perform at the White House on July 30 for a bill signing ceremony held for the renewal and expansion of the Global AIDS Initiative.

Womex Makes Initial Announcement Of Showcase Lineup

Published July 29, 2008
The World Music Expo has announced their lineup of artists who will showcase the WOMEX 08 event.
By Charissa Che

Los Tigres Del Norte Set To Tour The U.S.

Published July 29, 2008
Known as the godfathers of norteno music, Los Tigres Del Norte are set to follow up the release of their new album and recent Grammy win with a nationwide tour of the U.S.
By Charissa Che

Idan Raichel Project Releases New Single

Published July 29, 2008
The new single from the Israeli superstar group the Idan Raichel Project, entitled "Milei Koleh Mibehi (Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping)" is on sale today as an iTunes exclusive.   

The Sephardic-Latino Connection

Published July 28, 2008
A world culture event showcasing the similarities between Latino and Sephardic music originating from Spain. One performance only at Ford Amphitheatre 2008 summer season on Sunday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Reggae Uprising Concert Postponed

Published July 24, 2008
After considering a number of key factors, Friends For Life Entertainment and Solar Entertainment have decided to postpone the Reggae Uprising Concert, which was originally scheduled for July 26th at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

World Music Institute 2008-2009 Season Preview

Published July 24, 2008
Celebrating the 24th season of presenting the finest traditional music and dance from around the world.

New Album from America's Polka King

Published July 24, 2008
Jimmy Sturr's Let The Whole World Sing! is due to be released on August 5.

The Bachata Roja Legends Tour Makes Its Mark In The U.S.

Published July 22, 2008
New York-based indie label iASO records presents The Bachata Roja Legends Tour, which will bring Dominican musical legends to the U.S. for the first time.

National Geographic Music TV Launches In The U.S.

Published July 22, 2008
Beginning this month, the National Geographic Channel has begun airing late night video blocs of modern global music, here in the States.

Joe's Pub Announces Its 10th Anniversary Celebration

Published July 18, 2008
New York City nightclub Joe’s Pub will celebrate its 10th anniversary with over 300 musical and theatrical performances, including a presentation of the rock musical, Hair, directed by Diane Paulus, as well as director Sam Shepard’s Kicking a Dead Horse.
By Charissa Che

Juanes And Miguel Bosé To Join Ingrid Betancourt In Paris Concert

Published July 18, 2008
On July 20, Juanes and Miguel Bosé will join Ingrid Betancourt for a concert in Paris to demand the release of all remaining hostages in Colombia and an end to guerrilla violence in the country.

Cheng Yu And The Silk String Quartet To Perform At London's Royal Opera House

Published July 18, 2008
This month, London's Royal Opera House will present a theatre production of Monkey: Journey to the West. To be featured in the orchestra are Chinese musician Cheng Yu, along with members of The Silk String Quartet.

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