Eight-piece Brooklyn-based band dedicated to controlling the dance floor with no-nonsense, trombone driven salsa, timba, Cuban son & funk. Led by Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jose Conte.
Solo debut from this Brazilian singer-songwriter-guitarist-actor-yoga teacher (now living in L.A.). Features some beautiful Brazilian ballads & soft-rock, much of it evocative as in a good movie soundtrack – and indeed he has soundtrack credits to his name!
Fantastic works for guitar by a composer from Salta, Argentina–traditional elements with harmonic freedom. Play! Play! Play!
This is a superb album, mixing traditional pipa sounds with bluegrass, Arabic and modern elements–banjo, slack key guitar, fiddle, oud, percussion and guitar in the mix. Most compositions by Gao. Play, Play Play!!
Review by Reed Whitmont. Funky, upbeat & fun Latin big-band covers of the king of pop. Cheesy & karaoke-esque at times, but overall quite solid. Play: 1,4,8,9,10,11 Official website here
Review by Reed Whitmont. Driven bilingual alt/electro/pop. Clean backgrounds, decent production quality. Very much feels like a group who has yet to find their sound. Lots of sugar-coated angst. More info here
An exceptionally fine collaboration between a seasoned French guitarist/bouzouq player (Titi Robin) & a young Morrocan electronic guembri player (Mehdi Nassouli). The guembri is a three string skin-covered lute popular with the West African Gnawa people & used in dakka marrakchia, a trancey, ritual musical form popular in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. The music […]