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African Music Publishing - The World´s Leading African Music Publisher
African Music Publishing is an independent global African copyright licensing & copyright administration organization founded in 2008. Purpose is to help African Musicians, Songwriters, Composers, Producers, Poets, and copyright owners to generate more in
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Artist Profiles: Michael McGoldrick
Inspired by Irish parents and encouraged by the thriving traditional music scene in his home town of Manchester, England, multi-instrumentalist Michael McGoldrick began playing Irish music at the age of 8. By the age of 15 he already had already won numerous All-Ireland Championship and became well-known as a member of influential Manchester-based Celtic rock … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Michael McGoldrick


Artist Profiles: Michael Bazibu
Michael Bazibu is a Ugandan multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso adungu performer based in Kampala. He?s one of the lead musicians of the Ndere Troupe a cultural development organization that performs a repertoire of authentic Ugandan dances and songs accompanied by various indigenous percussive stringed and wind instruments. Discography: The Nile Project – Aswan (2013)


Artist Profiles: Mestisay
Mestisay is a popular group in Spain?s Canary Islands. They were innovative experimental and eclectic while maintaining a strong connection to their folk traditions. Their lyrics were evocative of life?s special quality on these islands steeped in a unique mix of Spanish and transatlantic with a flavor of Africa borne on the dry wind that … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Mestisay


Artist Profiles: Mercedes Peón
Mercedes Peón who was born in La Coruña (Galicia, Spain) in 1967 has dedicated many years to recovering traditional music in her native Galicia and to teaching it in town schools and cultural associations. She has pioneered the formation of various female groups of singers and tambourine players. Peón has also fronted several prestigious musical … Continue reading Artist Profiles: Mercedes Peón


Nordic Klezmer
Louisa Lyne & Di Yiddishe Kapelye ? A Farblondzhete Blondinke (Maestro Music MMCD004, 2015) Malmö-based vocalist and composer Louisa Lyne has focused most of her career on Yiddish songs and their history. Her album A Farblondzhete Blondinke (A Blonde Astray) features traditional and original songs and instrumental compositions. She performs with her regular band, Di … Continue reading Nordic Klezmer


Shams: Tajik Jazz
Baraka – Shams (Sketis Music, 2015) Shams is a 2-CD set by Latvian band Baraka. They describe their music ethno jazz, a term used in Eastern Europe to describe fusions of jazz and world music. Baraka?s sound is rooted in Tajik traditions as well as jazz. Most of the material on Shams are smooth jazz … Continue reading Shams: Tajik Jazz


Stambeli through a Jazz Perspective
Nasheet Waits, Vincent Ségal, and Yacine Boularès – Abu Sadiya (Accords Croisés, 2017) Abu Sadiya is a jazz album inspired by Stambeli, a type of healing trance music from Tunisia that was developed by Sub-Saharan slaves. This international collaboration features musicians from Tunisia, France and the United States. Abu Sadiya recreates the traditional Tunisian sounds … Continue reading Stambeli through a Jazz Perspective


Melodic Kora Designs
Kane Mathis – Counterpoints (2017) American composer and multi-instrumentalist Kane Mathis has been a student and player of the West African kora for many years. On Counterpoints he delivers a set of 6 musical pieces played on a Mandinka Magic kora, crafted by luthier Jeffrey Bodony. Counterpoints includes 4 traditional Mandinka melodies along with two … Continue reading Melodic Kora Designs


?Music can definitely pave the way to a peaceful, happy world? ? Sitar Artist Nikhil Patwardhan
 Nikhil Patwardhan has released six albums of Indian classical music ? and is also an electrical engineer. He shares his unusual story in this interview, covering his musical journey, inner spiritual calling, and message to the audience. Nikhil has played across India and overseas, in the US, UK, Dubai, Japan, Kenya and Zambia. Born to … Continue reading ?Music can definitely pave the way to a peaceful, happy world? ? Sitar Artist Nikhil Patwardhan


Dónal Lunny to Receive Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award
Acclaimed Irish musician Dónal Lunny will receive a Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award a during a special ceremony held during The ExChange, a Micro-Conference that is taking place this week, September 19-21, 2017 in Ireland. A lifelong musician, Lunny has been at the vanguard of the Irish traditional music renaissance for over five decades. … Continue reading Dónal Lunny to Receive Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award

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