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  • 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 »

  • blog July 18, 2014

    Field Report: Montreal Jazz Festival 2014

    The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal never seems to forget “international” when it comes to their programming. For its 35th anniversary, the festival featured over 800 concerts between 15 indoor venues and 10 outdoor stages, with a plethora of … Read more »

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