The Cumbia All Stars are comprised of former members of some of the legendary bands of the chicha phenomenon, such as Los Mirlos, Los Diablos Rojos and Los Destellos, getting together again after 40 years. They are living legends of the music, originators from the dawn of Cumbia who nursed the flame for over four decades and have now come together, with the new album Tigres en Fuga - available July 8, 2014 - to rapturously re-stoke the fires of the phenomenon that is Cumbia Peruana!
"The intricate melody lines of their shimmering Fender guitars, intertwined with clattering Latin percussion, remain a mesmeric force...Amazonian psychedelia strikes back!" - The Guardian
"The star here is lead guitarist Lucho Reyes, who spins twangy, tuneful solos across the album" - WRIR
The enigmatic Lo'Jo returns in October with a new double-disc release, 310 Lunes, in celebration of their 32nd anniversary as a band. The first disc features new instrumental versions of some of the group’s most memorable tracks, arranged by Renaud-Gabriel Pion in the spirit of modern chamber music. The second is a re-release of their very first album, The International Courabou, unobtainable since its début in 1990.
Lo'Jo also performs at Globalquerque in Albuquerque, NM on September 19 and 20.
On his World Village debut Cajueiro, available September 9, 2014, French-Brazilian Márcio Faraco captures the spirit of the times in words and music - singing to us not only of the realities of the world, but also of his passions and his outlook on life in general. Accompanied by musicians from both France and Brazil, Faraco regales us with tales of his native Brazil, of his beloved Paris and of the ebb and flow of time. Illuminated by flashes of milonga, samba, jazz and xote, his melodies radiate with an air of timeless beauty.
WATCH THE "PARIS" VIDEO
"Being able to improve on a long-standing tradition requires a lot of courage and artistry. Márcio Faraco seems to have been born with that innate ability."
- Jazz Times
The classic album Trésors de la musique judéo-arabe by Algerian crooner Lili Boniche is now available with the added bonus of three previously unreleased tracks. The album is one of the cornerstones of modern Arab-Andalusian music. Music infused with the heady aromas of the spice markets and the scents of the Mediterranean, here the rumba of Algiers, there the festive chaabi. Trésors... is an absolute must-have for all lovers of these joyful songs, which remain both timeless and strikingly modern.
Praise for Anthologie (2013):
"[Boniche has] this incredible dexterity and creativity...He’s a fantastic singer."
- PRI The World
"You hear wonderful Arabic modes, great guitar playing, and a powerful Imam-Cantor style voice...The songs drip with feeling."
-KCRW Rhythm Planet