A virtuous ensemble of Peruvian musicians from different corners of the world, Novalima is to Afro-Peruvian music what Gotan Project is to tango. At a quick listen they hit you with a heady dose of nostalgia, but crucially... Read Article
Brazilian singer-songwriter Luísa Maita is not to be rushed. Her next album, Fio da Memória, due for release in Canada on September 23, the US on September 30th and on various dates internationally thereafter, is the long-awaited following... Read Article
Sergent Garcia brings his searing blend of Afro-Latin groove-tinged Jamaican reggae and dancehall to the United States for an eleven-date tour this week.
Lero-Lero, Luísa Maita’s debut album from earlier this year was a little bit special. We’ve been struggling not to listen to it ever since, as has everyone else, judging by its success in the World Music Charts. Building... Read Article
As Luísa will soon be embarking on a North American tour we thought we should post up one of the many classics from her recent Lero-Lero debut album. Here is “Alento”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPrKYwz3Q5s
Novalima have created a name for themselves as a forward-thinking group known for mixing traditional Afro-Peruvian music with electronica and other global sounds. We met up with the band to ask them a few questions about their music... Read Article
Great video to a track off Luisa’s latest album, also titled Lero-Lero. You can read more about Luisa here. She is one of our featured artists during Brazil month.
There seems to be a neverending stream of youthful, female singers coming out of Brazil at the moment: Céu, Maria Rita, Mallu Magalhães and Clara Moreno are just some of the names that have managed to permeate the... Read Article
Sometimes it takes fresh ears to see the big picture. This can certainly be said of Sarazino, the brainchild of Lamine Fellah, a musician and producer based in the high altitude of Quito in Ecuador. His new record,... Read Article