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MUSIC & HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS FOLLOWING 2014 SELL-OUT The Green River Festival will expand to three days for its 2015 annual installment—held July 10-12 in Greenfield, MA—with a star-studded andeclectic lineup featuring Steve Earle & The Dukes, Punch Brothers, tUnE-yArDs, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Milk Carton kids, J. Mascis,and more.......
Antibalas is recognized as the preeminent contemporary afrobeat ensemble in North America. Since its founding in Brooklyn in 1998, the 12-14 member ensemble has performed over 1700 shows in 30 countries and is a fixture at the premiere jazz, world music, and rock festivals around the world. The group’s scope, repertoire, and expertise of its......
Credit: Lisa RussellIDs L-R: Martin Perna, Maire Daulne, and AmayoClick for high res version...
“Rhythm is what makes a good Afrobeat record,” says Gabriel Roth, Daptone Records co-founder, producer and connoisseur of all things funky. “Not just the rhythm section, but the rhythm of the horns, the rhythm of the vocals, the rhythm of the keyboards, everybody’s rhythm. It’s not just being about being right or wrong in your......
Two World Music Trailblazers Unite as Zap Mama Returns for First US Tour Since 2009 (New York, NY) America’s premier afrobeat band, Antibalas, is excited to announce a collaborative tour with Zap Mama, Marie Daulne’s international polyphonic vocal group, that will travel across North America in January and February 2015. Antibalas, founded in 1998, evolved......