Ernest Barteldes

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    May 21, 2009

    Sonidos Y Mas: Marcio Local

    Ernest Barteldes Marcio Local Says Don Day Don Dree Don Don: Adventures in Samba Soul www.luakabop.comDuring the late '60s and early '70s, Brazilian songwriters like the late Tim Maia and Jorge Ben became increasingly frustrated with the creative limitations of samba, and also felt out of place wit ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    January 15, 2009

    Sonidos y Mas: Niyireth's Musica Colombiana Andina

    Niyireth Musica Colombiana Andina - Music from Colombia (Arc Music) When we hear about Andean music, the first thing that comes to mind are those Peruvian pan-flute players who perform on city streets, either playing traditional tunes like "El Condor Pasa" and "Fina Estampa" or adapting American p ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    The Whole Wide World: Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Live! DVD

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live! (Heads Up) Though international audiences did not discover this South African vocal group until it appeared on Paul Simon's landmark 1986 album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been active since the early '60s, when founder Joseph Sha ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Tonight: Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm at House of Blues

    Colin McAuliffe When you first hear the first few songs on Lighnin' Malcolm & Cedric Burnside's 2 Man Wrecking Crew, you just can't believe it's just two guys playing live in the studio. But working with legendary producer David Z (Jonny Lang, Etta James, Prince), Malcolm and Burnside ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Sonidos y Mas: Hendrik Meurkens' Samba To Go!

    Hendrik Meurkens Samba To Go! (Zoho) The music of Brazil has captivated a great number of fans and musicians around the world, and many of the latter have tried to emulate the country's sounds and make them their own, for better or worse. Among those who have been successful ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    The Whole Wide World: Toubab Krewe's Live at the Orange Peel

    Toubab Krewe Live at the Orange Peel (Upstream) Listening to Toubab Krewe, you'd never guess that all its members hail not from the Western African nation of Mali, but from Asheville, N.C., where the band recorded its latest disc at the Orange Peel - the same venue where Smash ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas from the Rocks Off Family

    ...and so say all of us! - Chris Gray, Craig Hlavaty, Dusti Rhodes, Keith Plocek, William Michael Smith, Bob Ruggiero, John Nova Lomax, Ernest Barteldes, Brandon K. Hernsberger, Jef With One F, Michael Arceneaux, Linda Leseman, kris ex, Kathy F. Mahdoubi, Rosa Guerrero, Nick DiFonzo, Jason Ferguson ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: NovaLima

    Novalima Coba Coba (Cumbancha) If you hear similarities between Novalima's modern Afro-Peruvian music and the rhythms brought from Cuba by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente in the '50s, you're on the right track: Peruvians have borrowed a lot from the Africans taken to South America as s ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    The Whole Wide World: Asha Bhosle's Precious Platinum

    Asha Bhosle Precious Platinum One basic characteristic of Bollywood films is the fact that actors generally do not use their own singing voices during the musical numbers - that task goes to playback singers like Asha Bhosle, who over the span of six decades has participa ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The Whole Wide World: Chopteeth's Afro-Funk Big Band

    Chopteeth live at Washington D.C.'s Black Cat Photo by C.L. Kunst Chopteeth Afro-Funk Big Band (Grigri Discs) People deal with grief in various ways - some go out and get drunk,while others might take a trip in order to "clear the air" while attempting to deal with the pain. Quit ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Mariza's Terra

    Mariza Terra (World Connection) After being pivotal in the recent fado revival - a blues-like genre native to Portugese capital Lisbon - with her honest and impassioned interpretations, Mozambique-born songstress Mariza dares to take the genre into a new direction by adding diff ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    Led Zeppelin Pulls a Van Hagar

    As Gomer Pyle used to say, well surprahs, surprahs, suprahs. Billboard and several other news outlets reported yesterday that Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham (son of John) will tour next summer as Led Zeppelin, which was pretty much guaranteed when last year's reunion at an Ahmet Ertegu ... More >>

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    October 26, 2008

    Tonight: Vicente Fernandez at Toyota Center

    Regarded by many as "The Sinatra of Rancheras," Vicente Fernandez is arguably the best-known singer of his genre, and is one of the first to reach international icon status without having to resort to any other musical style. The comparison to Sinatra is not difficult to understand: The former gave ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Various artists

    Si Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba