Ethnic Music

South African Sensation Thokoza & Thuli Dumakude Appear in Concert
By September 21, 2013 Read More →

South African Sensation Thokoza & Thuli Dumakude Appear in Concert

Thokoza, a company of six South African and African American women “of a certain age” will extend it’s current off-Broadway run of I SING FOR FREEDOM at Baruch Performing Arts Center August 5th, 12th, and 19th and September 9th through December 16th. By Camille Evans Conceived and directed by Thuli Dumakude, I SING FOR FREEDOM […]

Posted in: Ethnic Music, Sep 2013
India Reflects on Ravi Shankar’s Legacy
By December 16, 2012 Read More →

India Reflects on Ravi Shankar’s Legacy

NEW DELHI — As India reflects on the legacy of sitar artist Ravi Shankar, who died on Tuesday in the United States, many are recalling what he meant for the country. The iconic musician, who carried Indian classical music to the West, has been called India’s greatest cultural ambassador. By Anjana Pasricha Sounds from the […]

Jamaica: The loudest island on the planet?
By September 29, 2012 Read More →

Jamaica: The loudest island on the planet?

By Colin Grant Everywhere you go in Jamaica, you hear music – loud music. Although authorities recently enforced an island-wide musical curfew, there is a growing campaign to relax the restrictions. Why has the Caribbean nation gained a reputation for being the loudest island on the planet? A wide smile breaks out over the hotel […]

Musicians Make New York Subways Their Concert Hall
By January 24, 2012 Read More →

Musicians Make New York Subways Their Concert Hall

The New York subway system is one of the largest in the world, ferrying nearly eight and a half million people around the city every week. Riders find more than transportation below the streets; amid the dirt and the grime and the screech of the trains, there is also music. The subway system is like […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo sings of hope for a troubled world
By January 22, 2012 Read More →

Ladysmith Black Mambazo sings of hope for a troubled world

Ladysmith Black Mambazo begins American tour By Timothy Finn Most music fans in the United States were introduced to Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1986. That’s the year Paul Simon released “Graceland,” which fused Western music with traditional South African music and showcased several black South African musicians and artists, including Ladysmith, a male choral group. […]

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