Daby's second Real World Recored is released this week in France,a nd coming soon to other regions. Internet users worldwide can get a sneak preview by tuning into our MP3 stream. We also have a video of Daby performing Kiyé from the new album live at last summers Real World Party.
"My songs are about giving people an emotion, making them feel good, just for a few moments. What I'm trying to do is to give people the best moment possible whilst listening to this album, even if they don't understand what I am talking about because I'm not speaking a language they understand."
Joi are back! The new album is released today to great reviews and lots of radio support.
Check out the new website features - Farook has created his own radio station of new tracks, a fantastic remix competion and a free remix to download!
Buy the album online here!
The Blind Boys of Alabama have already picked up 3 winning Grammys for past releases on Real World Records. This year, in spite of the fact that they weren't eligible themselves, they have ended up on two winning albums!
The legendary veteran singers are featured on 'Glory Train' by Randy Travis (Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album) and 'Catch That Train!' by Dan Zane and Friends (Best Musical Album For Children). The Blind Boys winning streak is obviously catching!
Iarla continues to pursue his own adventurous and ground breaking musical journey. He is currently working with the respected experimental Crash Ensemble on a work that has been specially created for the sean-nos singer.
Crash Ensemble premier a new work by Dennehy for Iarla Ó Lionáird in Dublin and New York in 2007
Crash Ensemble: Strange Folk, 10 February, 8pm at Samuel Beckett Theatre and on 28 March at the Merkin Hall NYC.
In an eagerly anticipated highlight of 2007, Crash Ensemble, Irelands leading contemporary classical music group, will premier a new work by Donnacha Dennehy for Sean Nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird as part of a unique celebration of newly composed music inspired by the sounds and ideas of ethnic music.
Called STRANGE FOLK, this one-night concert at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, will not only be the occasion for the premier of Dennehys large new piece for Iarla and the group in advance of its New York debut, but for the first time in the ensembles ten-year history, they will be presenting work by the important composers Osvaldo Golijov, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, alongside an Indonesian influenced piece by Bang On A Cans Evan Ziporyn.
Without Zero is gathering critical acclaim from every quarter! The new album has been rated 'Top of the World' in the review section of Songlines magazine (March/April 2007 edition). The track The Blessing will appear on the cover mount CD along with the magazine when it hits the streets on February 16.
Manga from Shaanti will be presenting a Joi special on his next Global Asian Sounds show - Sat 11 Feb. Airing on Galaxy FM Manchester between 2 and 4am, the show will feature selected tracks and remixes from the new album 'Without Zero'.
Tune in to preview the album before it's release on Monday 12 Feb.
Farook dropped into the Asian Network studio for an interview with Bobby Friction about the new Joi album and the Joi remix competition, which is currently running on www.realworldremixed.com
Listen again to the interview by clicking the link below..
The Real World night at this year's Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow paid tribute to the much loved, much missed Martyn Bennett with a short but outstanding set by Cuillin Music. This is what the press said:
"Cuillin Music continued to celebrate the memory of piper Martyn Bennett, under the direction of his widow Kirsten. Their urgent, dynamic assault with three fiddles, pipers, whistles and beats was particularly poignant as it marked the precise anniversary of Bennett's untimely death two years ago" ((The Scotsman)
"A storming set from Cuillin Music...was a stirring reminder of his legacy as the foremost new traditionalist. Reprising his pungent, juddering electro-reels, the band's fiddles and bagpipes blended into a wash of samples from the keyboard...a stark reminder of his ability to seamlessly meld traditoinal and contemporary styles" (The Independent)
"..Cuillin Music...continue to promote the rich and creative legacy of visionary composer and performer Martyn Bennett....They delivered a thrilling handful of tracks from Bennett's Bothy Culture and Hardland, keeping the flame alive by reworking the material rather than seeking simply to replicate the originals." (The Herald)