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Eleanor Buckland Releases Debut Single 'Don't Look Down' July 23 Photo Eleanor Buckland Releases Debut Single 'Don't Look Down' July 23
by TV News Desk - July 21, 2021

“Don’t Look Down” was written on Mayne Island in British Columbia while on a New Year’s trip. “On the morning of January 1st, 2015, I ran into the cold waters of Campbell Bay, plunging down to submerge myself, metaphorically cleansing myself of the previous year....
Yohann Le Ferrand To Release 'Yerna Fassè' Friday, July 2nd Photo Yohann Le Ferrand To Release 'Yerna Fassè' Friday, July 2nd
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 28, 2021

Since his beginnings in traditional Breton music, his playing has been informed by African-American aesthetics (jazz / funk) which led him on a musical journey to West Africa....
2021 Billboard Music Awards Finalists Revealed Photo 2021 Billboard Music Awards Finalists Revealed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 29, 2021

dick clark productions and NBC today announced the finalists for the “2021 Billboard Music Awards”, which honor the year’s most successful artists in 51 categories across all genres of music. The BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p...
Songhoy Blues Releases Amazon Original Live Version of 'Worry' Photo Songhoy Blues Releases Amazon Original Live Version of 'Worry'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 19, 2021

Songhoy Blues formed in 2012 after three of its members fled northern Mali following the Islamic radicalist takeover of parts of the country. Settling in Mali’s capital Bamako, the group played extensively  throughout the city and soon began recording in the U.K. within a few short years....
Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST Releases Daily Schedule Photo Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST Releases Daily Schedule
by Sarah Jae Leiber - January 07, 2021

Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST, a collaboration between long-running New York music festival globalFEST and NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts, set for January 11 – 14, 2021, has announced its full schedule of performances:  ...
Aya Nakamura Unveils Video for 'Plus Jamais' Photo Aya Nakamura Unveils Video for 'Plus Jamais'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - December 18, 2020

Multi-Platinum, Malian-born French artist Aya Nakamura unveils the video for “Plus Jamais” (“Never Again”) today via Rec. 118/Warner Music; watch/share below....
Electric Jalaba Shares 'Daimla' Video Photo Electric Jalaba Shares 'Daimla' Video
by Sarah Jae Leiber - December 09, 2020

Electric Jalaba comprises six accomplished musicians with an empathy that feels telepathic and a groove that immerses....
Aya Nakamura's New Album AYA Out Nov. 13 Photo Aya Nakamura's New Album AYA Out Nov. 13
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 22, 2020

Multi-Platinum, Malian-born French artist Aya Nakamura is set to release her new album, AYA, November 13 on Rec. 118/Warner Music....
Mali Music Releases Cover of TLC's 'Waterfalls' Photo Mali Music Releases Cover of TLC's 'Waterfalls'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - September 11, 2020

Today, three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, composer, and producer Mali Music released an Amazon Original cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music....
Afel Bocoum Premieres New Track 'Dakamana' Photo Afel Bocoum Premieres New Track 'Dakamana'
by Kaitlin Milligan - July 14, 2020

In celebration of Malian songwriter and guitarist Afel Bocoum's forthcoming studio album Lindé—due September 4 via World Circuit Records and executive produced by Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) and World Circuit's Nick Gold—Bocoum is premiering the album track “Dakamana.”...
Oumou Sangare Releases New Album ACOUSTIC Photo Oumou Sangare Releases New Album ACOUSTIC
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 19, 2020

Today, Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré released her new album Acoustic on all digital services via Nø Førmat (physical release coming August 28)....
Afel Bocoum Announces New Album LINDE & Premieres Music Video for 'Avion' Photo Afel Bocoum Announces New Album LINDE & Premieres Music Video for 'Avion'
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 10, 2020

Celebrated Malian songwriter and guitarist Afel Bocoum's new studio album Lindé is due September 4 via World Circuit Records....
Oumou Sangare Releases Video For 'Djoukourou' Photo Oumou Sangare Releases Video For 'Djoukourou'
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 03, 2020

Today, Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré released her song and video “Djoukourou,” the first single released from her new album Acoustic....
Kierra Sheard, Mali Music Debut New Music in New York Photo Kierra Sheard, Mali Music Debut New Music in New York
by Sarah Jae Leiber - March 11, 2020

RCA Inspiration debuted new music from GRAMMY® winning artist/songwriter Kierra Sheard and GRAMMY® nominated artist/songwriter Mali Music on March 10th in New York, partnering with Root Magazine and Amazon Music in an exclusive pop-up event....
Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté Release New Song 'Kauonding Sissoko' Off Duo Album Photo Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté Release New Song 'Kauonding Sissoko' Off Duo Album
by Abigail Charpentier - February 21, 2020

World-renowned banjoist Béla Fleck and accomplished Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté debut a new song today (2/21), titled 'Kauonding Sissoko,” off their upcoming new duo album The Ripple Effect. Available March 27th from Craft Recordings, The Ripple Effect will be available as a 180-gram 2-LP gat...
The Town Hall Presents FATOUMATA DIAWARA Photo The Town Hall Presents FATOUMATA DIAWARA
by Sarah Jae Leiber - January 27, 2020

Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor Fatoumata Diawara brings her mesmerizing blend of traditional African music and elements of Western pop, rock, Afrobeat, funk and R&B to The Town Hall, Friday, February 21st at 8 p.m. Opening the show will be Los Angeles-based Guatemalan singer and son...
Taali Shares 'Wayward Star' Single Photo Taali Shares 'Wayward Star' Single
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 07, 2019

Chamber-pop singer/songwriter Taali has released “Wayward Star”. The delicate Fender Rhodes-led tune is a placid refrain about what it's like to be truly yourself with someone, and let down your guard, “specifically, to be with someone who had been through as much as me was a new challenge, and also...
Taali Releases New Single 'Snowfall on Orchard,' Featuring José James Photo Taali Releases New Single 'Snowfall on Orchard,' Featuring José James
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 16, 2019

Debuted by KCRW today, Chamber-pop singer/songwriter Taali has unveiled an intimate duet “Snowfall on Orchard” featuring her creative partner R&B/jazz vocalist José James. The breathtaking song is the second single off her forthcoming Were Most Of Your Stars Out? EP due out November 8 via Rainbow Bl...
EVERYBODY UNDER THE SUN: VOICES OF SOLSTICE VOLUME I: THE SINGERS to be Released Dece Photo EVERYBODY UNDER THE SUN: VOICES OF SOLSTICE VOLUME I: THE SINGERS to be Released December 6
by Kaitlin Milligan - October 16, 2019

 Everybody Under the Sun: Voices of Solstice – Volume I: The Singers will be released on December 6, 2019. This two-disc anthology presents live recordings of 22 guest singers from 13 cultures of the world who have been featured in Paul Winter's solstice celebrations in the world's largest cathedral...
Songhoy Blues Announces EP MEET ME IN THE CITY Photo Songhoy Blues Announces EP MEET ME IN THE CITY
by Kaitlin Milligan - August 29, 2019

Songhoy Blues today announce their latest EP, Meet Me in the City (October 18 on Yellow Vinyl)—their first new music since the critically acclaimed album Résistance, which Rolling Stone called one of the best albums of 2017. They also share two versions of the EP's track “Time to Go Home,” one mixed...
Amadou & Mariam Team Up With The Blind Boys of Alabama For A New Single Photo Amadou & Mariam Team Up With The Blind Boys of Alabama For A New Single
by Tori Hartshorn - July 22, 2019

Malian musical duo and Grammy Award nominees Amadou & Mariam are teaming up with five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama for the new single “Bamako To Birmingham” and its b-side, “Two Cultures, One Beat,” out Friday, July 26 via Because Music....
Folk Singer Lisa Bastoni To Release New Album HOW WE WANT TO LIVE Photo Folk Singer Lisa Bastoni To Release New Album HOW WE WANT TO LIVE
by Tori Hartshorn - July 16, 2019

Folk singer Lisa Bastoni's new album, How We Want to Live, chronicles life changes, including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal -- but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves. Throughout ten tracks, themes wind fr...
Songhoy Blues Announce North American Tour Photo Songhoy Blues Announce North American Tour
by Kaitlin Milligan - July 10, 2019

Today, celebrated Malian rock band Songhoy Blues have announced dates for a North American tour to begin in September and extend through the fall. The tour comes following the band's sophomore album, 2017's critically acclaimed RESISTANCE, which Rolling Stone called one of the best albums of 2017. S...
Africa Express Share New Track WHERE WILL THIS LEAD US TO? Featuring Moonchild Sanell Photo Africa Express Share New Track WHERE WILL THIS LEAD US TO? Featuring Moonchild Sanelly
by Tori Hartshorn - June 26, 2019

'Where Will This Lead Us To?' is the fourth track taken from Africa Express' forthcoming studio album EGOLI....
Tinariwen Announces New Album 'Amadjar' Photo Tinariwen Announces New Album 'Amadjar'
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 11, 2019

The story of Amadjar – the new album from the Grammy award-winning Tuareg musicians Tinariwen - begins at the end of October 2018 at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. Following their appearance at the festival, Tinariwen hit the road and head for Mauritania, via sout...