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  • blog May 30, 2017

    Field Report: Presenting Creole Culture to the World–Atlantic Music Expo, Kriol Jazz in Cape Verde

    Although Cape Verde is a small country with only 500,000 inhabitants, this West African archipelago is home to many musicians and varied music styles. The 10 volcanic islands that comprise this nation, located roughly 500 kilometers off the west coast … Read more »

  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

  • blog May 4, 2016

    Concert Review: Ana Moura and Concha Buika

    Ana Moura, the Portuguese fadista, and the Spanish-born singer Concha Buika, known for coplas, flamenco and jazz, lead parallel musical lives. Both are mega-stars with strong roots in their individual musical traditions. Both have distinct voices that are constantly compared … Read more »

  • review March 2, 2016

    Abbar el Hamada

    Aziza Brahim’s most recent release, Abbar el Hamada, builds bridges and unites the many worlds she has lived in, elements which are kin through language, landscape and history. Brahim is a Saharawi singer and activist currently living in Barcelona in … Read more »

  • review October 16, 2015

    Vivir Sin Miedo

    Concha Buika is a Spanish singer of Equatorial Guinean descent who has established a special place, akin to royalty, for herself in Latin jazz circles. That might all change, however, with the release of her new album Vivir Sin Miedo, out Oct. 16 on … Read more »

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