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An Interview with Producer Larry Klein, Chatting with Ben Lovett, Plus Clavvs, Aleko, The Riflery, Dan Lipton, Alex Dezen and Joe Lazo Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

CLAVVS' "LEVIATHAN" EXCLUSIVE According to Clavvs' Amber Renee... "'Leviathan' is one of my first bedroom songs, which is to say I wrote it back be...

Iberian Variations: Opening Night at WOMEX (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

WOMEX always starts off with a gala evening event in which the host country presents a sampling of its musical culture. This year the program was produced by the virtuoso bagpiper Budinho.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Lisbon Deserves Its Title As European City Of The Year

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Flickering shadows danced languidly across the walls and, as my eyes adjusted to the murky atmosphere, I saw two men playing guitars and a heavy-set, 50-ish woman swaying to the rhythm.

In an Emotionless World, There Is Still Fado

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Elysabeth Alfano

I have just returned from two weeks in Portugal where I swooned my way through the country on the deep, visceral, longing songs of Fado.

Having Fun With Serious Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With his impish humor, penchant for odd sounds, and relentless tinkering with the aural landscape of his songs, Tom Zé seems to be in a separate orbit than his Brazilian contemporaries.

Fun With Fado? Deolinda Plays Joe's Pub

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michal Shapiro

Lisbon-based Deolinda is not a Fado band. The influence of the music is very much there, but the tone is utterly different. It is whimsical and playful, but it never gets quite as brooding as Fado.

Global Beat Fusion: Kirtan & Fado, Classical Brooklyn & Future Guelph

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

It's been a half-decade since Krishna Das has released a new studio album, though he's had plenty of material floating around during that time, includ...