This new collection of songs from the Argentinian singer-actor Daniel Melingo could be the soundtrack to a shady underworld, conjuring up as it does a chiaroscuro labyrinth of mirrors where time stands still. Available April 8, Linyera features offbeat love songs, sparkling with glints of the blues and tangos of old, vagrants’ tales sprinkled with snatches of bossa nova and candombe, atmospheric melodies summoning up musical spirits, now of Duke, now of Zappa, all plunging us into Melingo’s surreal universe. In the company of his band of itinerant musician-poets, he is a free-spirited, definition-defying artist at the very zenith of his powers. Part rocker, part flamboyant crooner, with a touch of the comedian, as well as a multi-instrumentalist and composer, he bewitches us with intoxicating dreams.
Fanfara Tirana's collaboration with Transglobal Underground, the energetic Kabatronics, is nominated for Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration in the 2014 Songlines Music Awards! The winners will be announced in the June issue of Songlines Magazine.
"fabulous" - WNYC New Sounds
"a highly entertaining clash of Albanian brass and beats, with unexpected echoes of India or the Caribbean added in...The best Transglobal offering since Moonshout." - The Guardian
World music favorites Huun Huur Tu are back on tour in the U.S. next month! Their schedule includes Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland and New York City. The Tuvan throat singers' World Village album Ancestors Call was on the Best World Music of 2010 lists by Rhapsody and PopMatters. It also received 4 Stars from the likes of The Guardian, Evening Standard and The Financial Times.
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"For all that it sounds ancient, inspired by the rhythms of horse's hooves on the steppes, this is modern music, inspired by the tradition. It's a wonderful soundscape."- iTunes
On his first solo album, out on April 8, 2014, the youngest of Le Trio Joubran has chosen to collaborate with three musicians hailing from a variety of cultural backgrounds: the Indo-French tabla player Prabhu Edouard, the French cellist Valentin Moussou and the Spanish saxophonist and flautist Jorge Pardo. Borders Behind, which reveals Adnan Joubran as a talented composer, embraces the world. Radiating both tenderness and strength, suffused with the heady perfumes of jazz, all spun together by the intricate touch of Joubran's oud, it is as if we were listening to the soundtrack to our imaginations.
"when Le Trio Joubran lets its pent-up passions unleash in a racing pulse, the effect is hypnotic and bliss-inducing."
- NPR Music