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.
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"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 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 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 Observer
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.
The Swingle Singers return to the US in September and October, with tour dates in Wilmington, NC, Oklahoma City, Austin and more. The popular a cappella group released its first full-length album since 2009 on World Village last year, Weather To Fly. A punchy, electrifying set, Weather To Fly celebrates the best of the group’s current repertoire: all-vocal arrangements of songs from Turkey, Spain, Italy and Argentina sit alongside re-imagined British pop from Elbow, Florence and the Machine and The Beatles.
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"'The Diva Aria'...finds Sara Brimer’s powerful coloratura soprano soaring over intense vocal percussion effects...a bonus track is given over to an intense and dramatic performance of the more somber 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger'...all of the singers are consummate musicians who can soar with a lyrical line, giving impeccable attention to phrasing and expression."