2/23/2024Noga Ritter präsentiert ihr Album „Ima“ in Deutschland
Die in London lebende Singer-Songwriterin verbindet in ihrer Musik hebräischen Jazz mit globalen Grooves. In ihren Liedern, die sie sowohl auf Hebräisch als auch auf Englisch singt, verwebt sie intime und persönliche Geschichten zu einer fesselnden Erzählung über soziale und globale Themen. Ihre Darbietungen, ob in reduzierter Form oder mit kompletter Band, sind leidenschaftlich und energiegeladen, ziehen das Publikum in ihren Bann und lassen es unweigerlich zum Rhythmus ihrer Musik bewegen.
Auf ihrem neuen Album „Ima“ bringt Noga Ritter die hebräische Sprache in ihren ursprünglichen nomadischen Kontext und spürt Einflüssen aus ihrer Kindheit, ihren Reisen und zahlreichen Begegnungen nach. Aufsteigende Soli über Gnawa-Grooves, jüdische Melodien, die von senegalesischen Sabar-Trommeln begleitet werden, und glückselige Improvisationen neben subtilen israelischen Jazz-Piano-Feinheiten sind nur einige der Farbtupfer, mit denen sie ihre musikalischen Geschichten auf diesem bemerkenswerten Album malt.
2/1/2024Lina mit ihrem neuen Album auf Platz 2 in den World Music Charts
Die portugiesische Sängerin und Komponistin ist mit ihrem gerade erschienenen Album „Fado Camões“ direkt auf Platz 2 der World Music Charts Europe eingestiegen. Die Jury der Transglobal World Music Charts wählte das Album ebenfalls in ihre Auswahl für den Monat Februar. Für den Nachfolger ihres gefeierten Albums zusammen mit Raül Refree, hat sich LINA mit dem britischen Produzenten und Musiker Justin Adams zusammengetan. Die Texte stammen aus der klassischen Poesie von Portugals berühmtestem historischen Dichter Luís Vaz de Camões und unterstreichen ihre unverwechselbare, ausdrucksstarke Stimme und raumgreifende Musik auf der Basis des Fado.
1/26/2024Marcos Coll live in Berlin am 14.03.2024

Am 14. März präsentiert der in Madrid geborene Mundharmonika Virtuose sein aktuelles Album „Nómade“ im Maschinenhaus in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin. Mit einer bereits 30 Jahre andauernden Karriere als Bluesmusiker hat Marcos Coll mit Legenden des Genres wie Mick Taylor oder Buddy Miles auf Festivals in der ganzen Welt gespielt. Von galicischen Muñeiras über Coplas Castellanas bis hin zu Boleros oder Norteñas Mexicanas bringt er Stile und Rhythmen zusammen, die unverkennbar an seine Heimat Galicien erinnern. Die Gäste können sich auf viel Tanz und lateinamerikanische Fiesta freuen.

Marcos Coll - harmonica, percussion, vocals
Raul Bastida - guitar, vocals
Daryl Taylor - bass, vocals
Katrina Martinez – drums, percussion
Noelia Sanchez - drums, percussion
Plus special guests and Dj Lou Barreto (Afro Cuban Jazz Soul) Vinyl Only
1/11/2024Lina präsentiert ihr neues Album Fado Camões live
Eine unverwechselbare, ausdrucksstarke Stimme, raumgreifende Musik auf der Basis des Fado. Das ist "Fado Camões", das neue Album der portugiesischen Sängerin und Komponistin LINA. Zum ersten Mal live präsentiert Lina das Album zum Release am 19.01. auf dem Eurosonic Festival in Groningen in den Niederlanden. Ihre Tour startet Ende Januar und führt durch Portugal, Spanien und Frankreich.
  • 19th January Eurosonic, NL
  • 30th January Trindade Theatre, PT
  • 17th February Teatro Pax Júlia, PT
  • 12th March Pavon Theatre, Madrid, SP
  • 14th March MUD Festival, Lleida, SP
  • 15th March Studio de L'ermitage, Paris, FR
  • 16th March Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, FR
1/2/2024Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard auf Platz 12 der Worldmusic Charts Europe

Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard sind seit vielen Jahren mit ihrer gemeinsamen Band vor allem in Deutschland höchst erfolgreich als Live-Band unterwegs. Mit „Strommen“ haben die beiden 2020 ihr erstes gemeinsames Album veröffentlicht, dem im Oktober 2023 „Den Store Sommer“ folgte, welches nun auch die Juroren der europäischen Worldmusic Charts überzeugte, und in der Januarausgabe der Charts auf Platz 12 geführt wird.

Auch in den Transglobal Worldmusic Charts, die von Journalisten aus der ganzen Welt jeden Monat gewählt werden, ist diesen Monat das Album „Nowruz“ der Aga Khan Master Musicians auf Platz 11 zu finden.

1/2/2024Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard at number 12 in the World Music Charts Europe

Helene Blum & Harald Haugaard have been a highly successful live band for many years, especially in Germany. They released their first joint album "Strommen" in 2020, followed by "Den Store Sommer" in October 2023, which has now also impressed the judges of the European World Music Charts and is listed at number 12 in the January edition of the charts.

The Aga Khan Master Musicians' album "Nowruz" also features at number 11 in this month's Transglobal World Music Charts, which are voted for by journalists from all over the world every month.

SvängSvängo NuevoRelease datum: 4/26/2024Cat-Nr: GMC109
Derya feat. Kieckens TürkanIstanbul Kemençesi Vol. IIRelease datum: 4/19/2024Cat-Nr: 2GN023

Derya Türkan has been the world’s most influential Istanbul kemençesi performer for almost three decades now. He has performed world wide and recorded as a leader or in collaboration with prominent international musicians in a variety of musical styles, from classical to contemporary improvisation. With Istanbul Kemençesi vol. II, Derya Türkan presents his second album highlighting the classical music of his hometown Istanbul. He is accompanied by Belgian percussionist Robbe Kieckens on tombak and bendir.

It was a cloudy day in October. We’d headed to the Wallonian countryside to record in the small church of Saint-Rémi, that stood almost secretly behind some very old oak trees. My friend Robbe Kieckens had been called in to accompany the Turkish kemençe master on bendir and tombak. Before recording started, we said a few words but not all that much. The session took an hour or two and was spent in silence, the two men playing music, just music. A single full take was enough for basically every track of the album. And I remember somewhere halfway the session, Derya Türkan suddenly turned his head, smiled briefly and said to his companion: “nice to meet you.” On the way back, we looked at the sky. Something had truly been fulfilled. Tristan Driessens, Veyrignac, 7th of July 2022.

Robbe Kieckens

Trained in the rhythms of Ottoman classical music (usul) with Fahrettin Yarkin, Robbe Kieckens has also studied various instruments and cultures that that define his style of playing, from ?amenco to Arabic and Persian percussion, including West African music. He masters a very wide range of instruments including frame drums, cajon, congas, tombak, darbuka, udu, riq, calabash, djembe and dunums. Robbe is a founding member of the Lamekan Ensemble and has performed with Compro Oro and Myrddin De Cauter. He teaches bendir, riqq and darbuka in Brussels and Ghent.

Derya Türkan

Türkan grew up in a family of musicians. From 1984 he studied classical kemençe at the State Conservatory for Turkish Music in Istanbul with Ihsan Özgen ; In 1994 he graduated.

Türkan has been working with the music ensemble of TRT Istanbul Radio since 1991 ; In 2000 he became a permanent artist in this institution. Also in 1991 he became a member of Kudsi Erguner‘s ensemble , with whom he toured many Middle Eastern countries and Europe and released several albums such as Chemins and Islam Blues. As early as 1992, Necdet Yasar brought him to the State Ensemble for Classical Turkish Music at the Ministry of Culture, with whom he appeared as a guest artist for seven years. Together with Sokratis Sinopoulos he recorded the album Letters from Istanbul in 1997. A sequel followed in 2018. He also worked with Cengiz Onural and Murat Aydemir in a duo and in the group Incesaz (several albums and one DVD).

In 2006 his album Minstrels Era (with Renaud Garcia-Fons and Ugur Isik) was released, which received international critical acclaim. With this trio he also gave concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. In 2013 he appeared as a soloist with the Federal Youth Orchestra under the direction of Howard Griffiths and Sir Simon Rattle .

He also worked with Jordi Savall and the Ensemble Hespèrion XXI, the Pera Ensemble, Djivan Gasparyan, La Sublime Porte and Mare Nostrum. Baki Dyuyarlar brought him in to record his album Kemenjazz (2012). There was also collaborations with Bojan Zulfikarpašic, Vincent Segal, Ross Daly, Enver Izmailov, Alim Qasimov, Jon Balke, Serkan Çagri, Melihat Gülses, Erkan Ogur and Kayhan Kalhor.

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Leon Hattori QuintetEvergreen ForestRelease datum: 4/19/2024Cat-Nr: TPR202401
Ann SavoyAnother HeartRelease datum: 4/19/2024Cat-Nr: SFW40256
For decades, Ann Savoy has been revered for her vibrant recordings and performances of Louisiana Cajun music, as well as for her unparalleled deep-digging into the history of southwest Louisiana’s traditional music. Now we join her in a different musical adventure, Another Heart— the spiritual follow-up to her 2006 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, Adieu, False Heart. With the magical touch of producer Dirk Powell, Savoy explores a wide array of musical influences that date back to her childhood and adolescence in Richmond, Virginia. Featuring several new originals alongside renditions of tunes by The Kinks, Donovan, Bruce Springsteen, Sandy Denny, and more, this album offers a glimpse into Savoy’s formative years and the sounds that set her on the path to become a cherished musical icon. More
Andrea MotisFebreroRelease datum: 3/15/2024Cat-Nr: AMCD00302

Spanish jazz sensation Andrea Motis (voice & trumpet) presents "Febrero" together with the classical Chilean ensemble Camerata Papageno, both as an album and in concert.

"Febrero" is a joyful declaration of happiness and love. It celebrates the hot Chilean summer in the month of February, when this album was recorded. The repertoire was selected by the Spanish singer and trumpeter Andrea Motis together with guitarist and arranger Federico Dannemann. The young and dedicated classical Chilean musicians of Camerata Papageno recorded the repertoire alongside Andrea, featuring Christoph Mallinger on violin and mandolin, and Federico Dannemann on guitar.

Most of the music on "Febrero" derives from Chile, Peru and Argentina - complemented by a bit of Broadway and Brazil. Federico Dannemann wrote the arrangements especially for this project and together with Camerata Papageno and the thrilling participation of Christoph Mallinger, Andrea Motis performs at the top of her game. Calm but brilliant of sound and timing. Her voice and trumpet mixed with the wonderful sounding young musicians of Camarata Papageno. Summer vibes! As Ms. Motis notes: “Through the delicate arrangements and how the recording sounds, these songs bring me back to the feeling of calmness and deep joy that we all had together during those summer days in Chile".

The album is presented in a special limited edition CD with an elongated cover, housed in a recycled paper envelope, which includes a series of postcards, with photos and texts from Andrea herself and all the participating musicians in the project; and a black vinyl gatefold.

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Guo Gan / Huong Thanh / Fumie HiharaThree PerfumesRelease datum: 3/15/2024Cat-Nr: FY8281
These three international art masters will take you to a distant world where everything is soft and quiet, a country with flowers as its national emblem: jasmine in China, cherry blossoms in Japan, and lotus in Vietnam. A trio performing traditional or popular songs from these three countries: GUO GAN's legendary erhu, HUONG THANH's beautiful voice and the enchanting sound like flowing water of FUMIE HIHARA's Japanese koto. This wonderful musical journey carries peace and friendship between people of all countries. Three music masters from China, Japan and Vietnam combined their own music to perform and create a new Asian harmonious sound. More
SOMASomaRelease datum: 3/15/2024Cat-Nr: FY8290
SOMA is the debut album of the SOMA trio Peppe Frana (oud, Afghan Robab), Masih Karimi (tanbur, daf) and Ciro Montanari (tabla, percussion). Frana and Montanari, Italians who have been engaged in research into extra-European musical traditions for years and Iranian Masih Karimi who is a virtuoso of the Kurdish tanbur and daf. The album includes original compositions by the group members inspired by the musical languages of the Indo-Persian and Middle Eastern areas and arrangements of traditional melodies, interspersed with long introductory improvisations of the melodic modes on which the compositions are based. More