Can Brazil's gauzy image as a land of beautiful beaches, nonstop carnival, supernatural soccer and women so tall and tan and young and lovely that they inspire men to poetry -- or at least to bossa nova -- survive much more reality?
What a strange and, in musical terms, a somewhat beautiful journey the Cameroonian Moken Nunga has made. From his coastal hometown Victoria, now called Limbe, in Africa's Cameroon to Detroit, Michigan and now onto his first musical offering.
rom busking on the streets of southern France to winning Grammys and making Buzz Lightyear swing his spaceman hips, the Gipsy Kings have had an unbelievable story - and it's been unbelievable to no one more than them.
Through the combination of diplomacy and technology we are becoming a more integrated society. Music is the proof and leading language used to help keep us mixing and interacting with each other and each other's content.
When Joan Soriano left his mom, dad and 14 siblings in the Dominican countryside to take a shot at becoming a musician in the big city, even his wildest dreams could not have conjured being on the stage one day at Carnegie Hall playing his beloved bachata music.
With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.
When sound is arranged in any number of ways, it speaks to various souls depending on its arrangement. Lozk has discovered a way to fuse the organic with the inorganic, creating waves of sound that wash through your mind like a gentle stream.