It’s been a while since we were dancing to Gecko Turner but whilst he’s been away, going down south has done him a world of good as Gone Down South blends his Spanish heritage with freewheelin’ funky blues.
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It’s the hell raiser who had ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ at the birth rock’n'roll in the late 50′s that’s now Jerry Lee Lewis as a Mean Old Man but he’s still rockin, country and gospel with a bunch of big name mates on a fantastic brand new 19 track album.
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The singer Lhasa de Sela passed away in her Montreal home on the night of January 1st 2010, just before midnight. She succumbed to breast cancer after a twenty-one month long struggle, which she faced with courage and determination
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Craig and Von Oswald might not have invented reworking classical music but I guessed their album would inspire loads of other musicians to re-assess the old masters, and here’s one by Private Domain.
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Her last album was one of the finest releases of the year, so how could she follow that?
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Here he is again! The one-man institute that comes from Mexico with a massive of 23 tracks on one CD; M?©jico M?°xico as they say south of the boarder.
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At 77, Omara Portuondo is an elder stateswoman of world music. Here she tells Frederick Bernas about her new album, Gracias, and reflects on a long life of innovation, cultural enterprise and funny stories
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All of a sudden, you can hardly move for huge EPs and this is another one from Camilo Lara aka Mexican Institute Of Sound; and just for a change, he gets the remix treatment this time.
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Sparo may have his head in the clouds but the arrival of ‘The Falling’ (released on 3 Bar Fire) is just the thing to turn up the heat
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The latest from Vampi Soul is “an anthology of Mexico’s No. 1 instrumental combo” and so it’s all about the Latin soul
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You will be knocked every which way by this release. This side of the spirit world, this will be one of the smoothest, sexiest and smokiest piece of audio you will ever be able to lay your hands on. Put it on, get drunk. Sway like a madman
Continue reading V/A – Putumayo Presents… Music from the Wine Lands
Kinky’s Ulises Lozano (keyboards, accordion, programmer) talks about their new album Reina and creating their unique sound
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The atmosphere at the Joshua Tree Music Festival is like stumbling across a campsite of a large family reunion full of cousins whose names you can’t remember but they are still glad to see you. For three short days Joshua Tree Music Festival creates a unique world in the California desert with over 26 bands, food, and various desert vendors
Continue reading Joshua Tree Music Festival 2006 – Joshua Tree, California (Review)