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Artist Profiles: Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
“It’s totally soul music, and I think we can call it devotional music,” said Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. “It’s spiritual music from the soul.” He was talking about Qawwali, the musical component of the mystical tradition of Islam known as Sufism. But for him, even more momentous than serving as a musical ambassador from … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


Artist Profiles: Riffat Sultana
Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians in her family in India and Pakistan. But in all those years, she is the first woman to sing in public. For a Muslim woman in a very conservative country, such a career simply was not appropriate. Perhaps one reason … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Riffat Sultana


Artist Profiles: Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali
Pakistan’s fresh young ensemble, Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, though still in their teens, are already proving to be masters of the Sufis’ devotional music. The two young brothers who lead the group, Rizwan Mujahid Ali Khan and Muazzam Mujahid Ali Khan, have an impeccable musical pedigree ? their grandfather was an uncle of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali


Artist Profiles: Salamat Ali Khan
Ustad Salamat Ali Khan was born in 1934 in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab in what was then the British colony of India. He is the father of an entire family of vocalist-musicians. Salamat Ali Khan performed at the age of nine with his brother Nazakat Ali Khan, as the famed Ali Brothers. They were … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Salamat Ali Khan


Artist Profiles: Shafqat Ali Khan
As heir to a singing dynasty, Shafqat Ali Khan is one of the master classical vocalists of India and Pakistan. Shafqat Ali Khan was born June 17, 1972 in Lahore, Pakistan. He began his professional career at the prodigious age of seven, performing two very difficult ragas at the Punjab Music Festival in 1980; his … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Shafqat Ali Khan


Artist Profiles: Sukhawat Ali Khan
Sukhawat Ali Khan is the son of the legendary Indian-Pakistani Vocalist Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. Sukhawat belongs to the school called Sham Chorasi which was established by two brothers – Mian (maestro) Chand Khan and Suraj (son) Khan. They were the court musicians of Akber the Great. Akber the Great was one of the great … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Sukhawat Ali Khan


Neapolitan Ensemble La Maschera Wins the Andrea Parodi Awards 2018 in Cagliari
Neapolitan act La Maschera won the 11th Andrea Parodi Awards, the only Italian contest devoted to World Music. The Critics’ Awards goes abroad, to Cypriot band Monsieur Doumani. The contest was held November 8-10, 2018 in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) at the Teatro Auditorium Comunale. Giuseppe Di Bella was nominated for the Special Mention for Best … Continue reading Neapolitan Ensemble La Maschera Wins the Andrea Parodi Awards 2018 in Cagliari


Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Maestro Cyril Pahinui Dies at 68
Cyril Pahinui, one of Hawaii?s finest slack key guitar players died on November 17, 2018. He was 68 years old. Cyril Pahinui participated in over 50 albums and recorded with a lot of Hawaii?s leading musicians. In 2017, Pahinui was designated a heritage fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, read … Continue reading Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Maestro Cyril Pahinui Dies at 68


Straight to the Heart, the Passionate and Depressive Side of Macha
Macha y El Bloque Depresivo – El Bloque Depresivo (Barbès Records, 2018) El Bloque Depresivo is the debut album from Macha (Aldo Enrique Asenjo Cubillos), the lead singer of acclaimed Chilean cumbia and roots music band Chico Trujillo. As the melancholic band name indicates, this project founded in 2012 specializes in the most depressing, slow … Continue reading Straight to the Heart, the Passionate and Depressive Side of Macha


Irresistible Vishtèn
Vishtèn – Horizons (Vishtèn, 2018) On Horizons, Canadian band Vishtèn continues to explore Acadian roots music. The trio creates tantalizing contemporary folk dance music that incorporates Canadian and Celtic traditional music elements such as its signature foot percussion and mouth music, fiddle, guitar, accordion, mandolin, flutes, piano, Irish bodhrán, and jaw harp; as well as … Continue reading Irresistible Vishtèn

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