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Global Beat Fusion: The Modern Sound of Yoga

Derek Beres | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Derek Beres

Stretching without sounding repetitious is challenging, and yet acoustics meets physiology here, for what is yoga but devotedly returning to silence to create space? For many of us, a soundtrack is required. These three albums are permanent members of that club.

Global Beat Fusion: British and Cuban Folk Meet Arabic Psychedelia

Derek Beres | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Watching John Martyn on his epic folk journey, "Small Hours," you recognize that this man was way ahead of his time, implementing electronics in his genre the way Dylan ripped through electric guitar riffs.

Global Fest 7.0: Sounds from every corner

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

by Samuel Bathrick Global Fest 2010 has come and gone for the seventh time. For those who trekked it to Webster Hall on a frigid Sunday evening, inst...

Sister Fa Steals The Show At Star-Studded Concert Honoring U.N. Peacekeepers

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Her May 2009 German release, Saraba - Tales From the Flipside of Paradise, is, at once, a nod to old-school rap and also a blazing new direction for West African Hip-hop.

FELA! Pumps New Life Into the Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

The Sway Machinery Seeks to Connect Disparate Worlds at The Festival in the Desert

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

by Marc Gabriel Amigone The Touareg people, nomads from the south of the Sahara in Northern Mali, West Africa, have a longstanding tradition of comi...

Kill Your Radio: Blitz The Ambassador Defies Stereotypical Hip Hop

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

If you went strolling through NYC's Union Square in 2006, you probably crossed paths with a young black man clutching a stack of CD's, asking, "Do you like good hip hop?"

Global Beat Fusion: Carmen Rizzo Tackles Tuvan Throat Singing

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Envision powerful and tasteful low-end, percussively intelligent, moving and sweeping in the landscape while strings and voices grace the surface.

'AfroBlues' Performance Connects Two Continents On One Stage

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Mixing musical cultures is easy. Doing it well is an entirely different matter. The Lincoln Center's "Afro Blues in the 21st Century" provides valuable insight not only into what works, but also what does not.

Fared Shafinury: Austin Singer-Songwriter Learns The Hard Way Not To Jam In Tehran Park (VIDEO)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Classically trained musician Fared Shafinury grew up in Corpus Christi, went to college at the University of Texas, and yet somehow always felt too Iranian for South Texas. So the American singer-songwriter moved to Iran.

Youssou N'Dour Fights Malaria...In Stereo!

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

N'Dour is partnering with the Senegalese government to launch "Surround Sound: Senegal" -- a comprehensive national malaria treatment and prevention program

Nigeria Closes New Afrika Music Shrine That Speaks Out Against Corruption (VIDEO)

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

Buraka Blasts NYC's Bowery

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

Zaki Ibrahim's Global Soul

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

The seamless combination of Zaki's soulful music and socially conscious lyrics transcends cultural boundaries.

Yas: Iran's Hip-Hop Sensation

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

Small Music Company Changing How Americans View World Music

Gabriel Beltrone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel Beltrone

In an office nestled among garment, jewelry and perfume wholesalers a few blocks south of Herald Square in NYC, a small music production and publishing company is making waves as far away as Tehran, Iran and Freetown, Sierra Leone.