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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...

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...

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.

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?"

Huun Huur Tu Enters The Electronic Age With Newest Album Eternal With Carmen Rizzo

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Huun Huur Tu's newest release Eternal with Carmen Rizzo certainly jumbles notions of place, but their recent performance at the Cedar Cultural Center demonstrated a sensibility that often goes amiss.

King Sunny Ade Tours "New America"

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

There can be no computer simulation of the intangible elements Nigerian King Sunny Ade and his band conjure up in real time. The Minister of Enjoyment can hang his hat on that.

Tribecastan In Manhattan Unleashes Uzbek Lutes, Pakistani Taxi Horns, And Six Foot Shepherd's Pipes

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Welcome to Tribecastan, a country without borders tucked away in a corner of downtown Manhattan.

From Obama's Ancestral Village Home To Africa's Largest Slum: Perspectives On Democracy And Change

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...

Zap Mama: A Story Of ReCreation

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Congo-born artist Marie Daulne has worked with some of hip hop's biggest names, including the Roots, Talib Kweli and Common. But as child, TV and radio was forbidden in her home.

Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew Give Voice to the Voiceless in Sierra Leone

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...

'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...

Putumayo Launches a New Blog

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Since 1993, Modiba's friends over at Putumayo have been on a mission to expose people to the beautiful and eclectic music that the world's cultures have to offer.

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...

Balkan Beat Box Speaks The Universal Language

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Balkan Beat Box's energy, seamless fusion of heterogeneous elements, attitude and sensibility all combine to make them one of the most dynamic live shows on the planet.

Max Pollak's RumbaTap: A Polyrhythmic Explosion Of Afro-Cuban Sounds (VIDEO)

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

As a dancer and percussionist, Max Pollak blurs the distinction between dance and music by creating solid, percussive sounds and patterns with man's given instrument: the body.

From Spain's Storied South, Diverging Voices

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

For a country with a history of xenophobia towards its Roma population (a.k.a gypsies; or, in Spanish, gitanos), Spain is becoming increasingly fond of traditional gypsy music.

K'naan: Somali Hip Hop Star Raps About War Stories, Crisis At Home

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Timothy Cooper

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

Emmanuel Jal, Child Soldier Turned Activist Rapper, Uses Music To Fight

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...

Asa: The Next Generation's Voice Of African Protest

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

What do you get when you take a bit of Bob Marley, a chunk of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, add some India Arie pre-mixed with Miriam Makeba and Angélique Kidjo and finish it off with Yoruba classics?

Kuduro: "Hard Ass" Beats From Angola

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Forget Baile Funk. Make way for Angola's pulse-pounding Kuduro music. Spurring a new ghetto-born movement, Kuduro, or "hard-ass" in Portuguese, is set to take over nightclubs across the globe.