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Huun-Huur-Tu, Carmen Rizzo and Dhani Harrison Collaborate on New Album 'Dreamers in the Field'

Dark Horse Records has announced the release of Dreamers In The Field, the first-ever collaboration between Huun-Huur-Tu, Carmen Rizzo and Dhani Harrison. Mastered by Paul Hicks (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, George Harrison), Dreamers In The Field is now available for streaming everywhere while a very special, limited edition clear vinyl pressing is being released exclusively for Record Store Day on April 20. Listen to the project here!
New Jersey Performing Arts Center To Present Indian Classic Music with Zakir Hussain,

New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present the depth and joy of Indian classic music with Zakir Hussain, Tabla with Sabir Khan, Sarangi Debopriya Chatterjee, Bansuri with two performances on Saturday, April 26, 2025 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tabla Virtuoso Zakir Hussain to Perform at Harris Center for the Arts

HARRIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS will present five-time Grammy Award winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and TISRA on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30pm. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Dhani Harrison Releases 'Innerstanding' On Vinyl And CD

The 2LP Neon Yellow color vinyl is available now via H.O.T. Records/BMG. It is also available on CD and is streaming everywhere. The album features Blur's Graham Coxon on several tracks, including the single “New Religion”, as well as guest appearances from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and critically acclaimed Australian singer Mereki.
Dhani Harrison Releases First Album In Six Years 'INNERSTANDING'

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning musician and composer, Dhani Harrison, has released INNERSTANDING, his first solo album in six years. The album features Blur's Graham Coxon on several tracks, including the single “New Religion”, as well as guest appearances from Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and critically acclaimed Australian singer Mereki.
Paul Reed Smith & His Band to Release New Album, 'Lions Roaring In Quicksand'

World-famous guitar-maker Paul Reed Smith and his band, Eightlock, are set to release their new CD, 'Lions Roaring in Quicksand,' on December 1st. The album showcases their unique blend of blues, soul, rock, funk, and other roots sounds, with a lineup featuring three drummers, a bass player, a female singer, and three guitar players.
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces New WELL-BEING CONCERT SERIES As Part Of 2023�"2024 Season

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced that a new series of concerts exploring the impact that live music can have on individual and collective well-being has been added to its 2023–2024 season.
Dhani Harrison Returns With New Single 'Damn That Frequency'

“Damn That Frequency” – which features Blur’s Graham Coxon on saxophone – sees Harrison following his acclaimed 2017 debut solo album, IN///PARALLEL, with a transformative and cinematic new anthem that furthers what Rolling Stone hailed as Harrison’s “psychedelia-tinged journey into modern-day disconnect.”
Irvine Barclay Theatre Reveals Upcoming Season

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced more shows for its 2023-24 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre presents renowned artists in a wide range of genres, from jazz, classical, country, Motown, and global music, to comedy, dance, theater, captivating speakers, and more.
Drummer Bob Holz to Release New Album 'Holz-Stathis: Collaborative' Featuring John Mclaughlin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Darryl Jones and Randy Brecker

Joining Bob Holz on the album are John Mclaughlin, Jean Luc Ponty, Darryl Jones, Randy Brecker, Elliott Yamin, Alex Acuna, Airto Moreira, Brandon Fields, Ralphe Armstrong, Billy Steinway, Dean Brown, Ric Fierabracci, Jamie Glaser, Ada Rovatti, Karen Briggs, Diana Moreira Purim, Ben Shepherd and Frank Stepanek.
John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain Release SHAKTI 'This Moment'

The compositions making up This Moment each pass through a series of connected movements, highlighting different vocal and instrumental sub-groups within Shakti while transitioning between taut thematic statements, riveting solos from McLaughlin and Rajagopalan, invigorating rhythmic shifts, and soaring vocal passages by Mahadevan.
Shakti 50th Anniversary Tour Comes To Columbus

Shakti, featuring founding members John McLaughlin on guitar and Zakir Hussain on tabla, plus renowned vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, will play the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., on Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30 pm. Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck opens.
Vocalist And Composer Luiz Millan's Fifth Album As A Bandleader, BRAZILIAN MATCH, Out Now

Brazil's best kept secret, vocalist and composer Luiz Millan delivers a passionate musical message on Brazilian Match, his fifth album release.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Take Part in Talkback For BLACK SWAN at The United Palace

The 2010 psychological roller coaster BLACK SWAN kicks off the return of MOVIES AT THE UNITED PALACE on April 24, the first of the season's six films set in New York City and selected by the United Palace's good friend, patron, and neighbor, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Shakti Ft. John Mclaughlin and Zakir Hussain With Béla Fleck 50th Anniversary Tour Comes to NJPAC

Following word of the Summer 2023 release of This Moment – their first new studio album in 46 years – revolutionary world music ensemble Shakti will continue to discover and explore the musical common  ground bridging East and West on an extensive U.S. tour which stops in Newark, New Jersey at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, August 20th at 8:00 PM.
John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain Announce SHAKTI U.S. Tour

Following word of the Summer 2023 release of This Moment – their first new studio album in 46 years – revolutionary world music ensemble Shakti will continue to discover and explore the musical common ground bridging East and West on an extensive U.S. tour, beginning August 17 in Boston, current itinerary below with more dates TBA.
Macy Gray, Sarah Evans, L. Shankar And More On Sale At BergenPAC This Friday

bergenPAC announces new shows coming to its recently renovated theater: Macy Gray on Feb. 10, 2023; Country star Sarah Evans on Feb. 25, 2023; L. Shankar on March 2; The Robert Cray Band on March 7, 2023; KC & The Sunshine Band on March 9, 2003; Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop & Rock N Roll returns May 6, 2023.
Review: BRIDGE OF DREAMS �" OZASIA FESTIVAL 2022 at Her Majesty's Theatre

An extraordinary treat as part of the OzAsia Festival.
Guitarist Gene Ess Releases New Album AH-BOP

Ah-Bop is the latest album from guitarist Gene Ess, and his first for four years, out now on SIMP Records. Ess is joined by bassist Scott Colley and drummer Clarence Penn - for an inquisitive journey through the classic guitar trio format that takes in an eclectic variety of genres and forms along the way.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Will Host an Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert This Month

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will host an Aretha Franklin tribute concert October 14-16, 2022, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

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