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Foals' Frontman Yannia Philippakis Reveals New Creative Collaboration With Tony Allen

In one of the most intriguing collaborations of recent times, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has teamed up with the late great drummer Tony Allen (best known for his work with Fela Kuti) for the ‘Lagos Paris London’ EP which will be released on August 30th. Listen to the first single here!
John Pizzarelli, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and More Announced for April Concerts At The Royal Conservatory Of Music

Discover the exciting lineup of global music concerts coming to The Royal Conservatory of Music in April, featuring renowned artists like Laurie Anderson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and more!
Soundwalk Collective & More to Come to BAM for Bang on a Can's Long Play Festival

BAM will welcome Bang on a Can for its third annual Long Play festival featuring 50+ concerts that bring musicians and audiences together. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Jazz Is Dead Releases New Single 'No End' Off of Tony Allen JID018 Produced by Adrian Younge

The genius that is Tony Allen departed this mortal world in April of 2020, but not without leaving an unmatched legacy that crossed oceans and borders, bridging cultures and forging a sound that changed music. As the drummer for Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Africa 70, Allen’s polyrhythmic drumming defined Afrobeat.
Caesar Spencer Releases AA-Side Single 'Hail Caesar'

An epic theme that ushers-in a collection filled with plot twists aplenty, “Hail Caesar” is the electrifying opening track of ‘Get Out Into Yourself’. Inspired by Dick Dale’s infamous “Misirlou” (perhaps best known for its role in ‘Pulp Fiction’) it features the talents of French punk icon Gilles Tandy (les Olivensteins) and Jean Felzine (Mustang).
Jazz Is Dead Announces New Album With Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen

The genius that is Tony Allen departed this mortal world in April of 2020, but not without leaving an unmatched legacy that crossed oceans and borders, bridging cultures and forging a sound that changed music. As the drummer for Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Africa 70, Allen’s polyrhythmic drumming defined Afrobeat.
First Ever Binaural Opera at Royal Opera House WOMAN & MACHINE Will Premiere Next Year

Fuel collaborates with The Royal Opera for the first time to present the world premiere of Woman & Machine - a ground-breaking binaural opera experience from Mercury-nominated songwriter ESKA, directed by Kirsty Housley.
Grammy-Nominated Malian Artist Fatoumata Diawara's New Album 'London Ko'

With the new album, Diawara continues to reinvent traditional African music, combining her Mandinka roots with afrobeat, jazz, pop, electronic and hip hop influences. That synthesis is reflected even in the album’s title, combining the names of the Western metropolis of London with that of the Malian capital of Bamako.
Caesar Spencer Returns With 'When I Whisper In Your Ear'

Nodding to some of Gainsbourg’s greatest collaborations with female counterparts like Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, on his latest single Caesar vocally entwines with Mareva Galenter (an artist in her own right and previous Miss France) in what makes for a seductive, smouldering listen.
Poetry Unplugged: Shock Value! Comes to The August Wilson African American Cultural Center Next Month

Poetry Unplugged returns to the main stage of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAAC), 980 Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, on Friday, January 20, 2023, 8:00 pm, with Shock Value!, a night featuring a daring and diverse group of critically-acclaimed spoken word artists including Danny Simmons, Jr. with bassist and Pittsburgh native Dwayne Dolphin, Malcolm Jamal Warner, poets Tira Yasmine and Taalam Acey and poet/DJ Rich Medina.
World Music Institute Presents Pierre Kwenders With Uproot Andy and DJ AQ

Fresh from winning Canada's 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album José Louis and the Paradox of Love in September, Pierre Kwenders joins DJs Uproot Andy and DJ AQ for WMI's next Let's Dance event at Nublu.
Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present Habibi Festival in August

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on August 26 with a summer pop-up edition of Habibi Festival, a new NYC celebration of contemporary and traditional musics of the SWANA (South West Asian and North African) region at Bryant Park.
Imperial Boxmen Release Self-Titled Album

This 12 song journey of original music takes you through an international confluence of downtempo, jazz, and funk has been aptly described as 'jazz for hip hop and deep house heads.' Similar artists include Kamaal Williams, Yussef Dayes, Sons of Kemet, Robert Glasper and Makaya McCraven. Listen to the new album now!
Caesar Spencer Releases New Single 'Waiting For Sorrow'

CAESAR SPENCER announces the Autumn release of his new album: ‘Get Out Into Yourself,' which will present 11 tracks of cinematic baroque-pop imbued with a feeling of familiarity while also defying easy categorisation. In anticipation of the release, Caesar presents its lead single: “Waiting for Sorrow” out today, with an official video.
Irish Duo To Bring Classic Hits To Parr Hall On First Tour In Three Years

Irish music duo Foster and Allen are returning to Warrington as part of their first tour in three years.
Penguin Rep Presents World Premiere Of FAR FROM THE HOME I LOVE

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the world premiere of FAR FROM THE HOME I LOVE, a concert presentation of the iconic songs from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF as reimagined by bandleader extraordinaire Paul Shapiro with a unique multicultural take.
Psychedelic Desert Funk Jamila & The Other Heroes Release 'BORDER SYNDROME احلام بلا حدود' Single

The five-piece has performed on several notable stages including Fusion Festival 2019, Rudolstadt Festival, the Klangfreunde World Music Festival, the Feminist Chouftouhonna Festival Tunis and supported the famous global pop band Bukahara.
Herberger Theater To Present Five Outdoor Concerts

The Herberger Theater Center is excited to announce its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring five concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage. Throughout the months of March and April, the Herberger Theater will present Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee, The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, HÄANA, and the Alice Tatum Band.
Herberger Theater to Present Three Outdoor Concerts in January

The Herberger Theater Center has announced its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage. Throughout the month of January, the Herberger Theater will present The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, and Los Esplifs.
GORILLAZ Release SONG MACHINE Episode Six

Gorillaz started the year with Episode 1 - ‘Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves’ - of Song Machine, a whole new concept from one of the most innovative bands around.

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