This July sees a rare opportunity for American and Canadian audiences to catch this rising star of West African music. Daby will be performing first in Boston on 15 July and ending his tour in Chicago on 12 July. Check out full details on the Real World Records tour listings.
With a reputation as one of the best live bands around and with a growing band of fans to prove it Ozomatli are coming back to give UK audiences a treat. Check out the forthcoming tour dates - including the two V Festivals. Unmissable!
Catch Pina on not one but three different radio stations tomorrow! She will be performing tracks from her new album, Guess You Got It, as well as being interviewed on Cork Campus Radio (7.4FM), RedFM (104-106FM) and 96FM (96FM).
Both RedFM and 96FM offer live streaming via their respective websites.
The legendary artist and political activist Thomas Mapfumo from Zimbabwe will release his new album "Rise Up" on Real World Records early in 2006. Presenting new songs from the album Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited will be performing at Africa Calling on Saturday 2 July as part of Live 8. There could not be a more appropriate artist to walk on stage and represent his nation and its people.
Charismatic, outstanding Somali artist Maryam Mursal has brought together a unique collection of renown musicians (currently refugees in exile in England) to take part in Africa Calling this Saturday at the Eden Project in St Austell Cornwall. Peter Gabriel has personally requested Maryam's appearance at this unique event.
The original and still the best! The Afro Celts will be back with Volume 5 of their global journey in September. Musicianship of the highest order is infused with heart-felt depth of emotion. Featuring guests Dorothee from Rwanda and Sevara Nazarkhan from Uzbekistan the band continue to push back the boundaries and explore new musical territories. 'Anatomic' sums up the last 10 years the Afro Celts have spent creating complex, beautiful and dramatic films of sound.
To be released on 03 October 2005
American television producer Steven Bochco recently revealed how his latest brainchild, "Blind Justice," was inspired by a performance by The Blind Boys Of Alabama.
"He was moved by the trust and vulnerability he witnessed as each member of the group came out on stage in single file, each one with a hand on the shoulder of the guy in front of him. There they were blind and they came out and embraced the world completely and gave an outstanding performance."
After that experience, he began thinking about the concept of a NYPD detective returning to work after being blinded. The series finale airs 21st June in America on ABC.