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  • Nahko And Medicine for the People announces dates for 2019 Take Your Power Back Tour

    Nahko And Medicine for the People announces dates for 2019 Take Your Power Back Tour

    Nahko And Medicine for the People has extended its Take Back Your Power Tour into late November with an additional eight shows. Select presales for the new dates begin on Tuesday,  Aug. 27  with tickets going on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 30. The new round of dates kicks off Nov. 8 in Salt Lake...
  • Mr Eazi announces 2019 Life Is Eazi Tour

    Mr Eazi announces 2019 Life Is Eazi Tour

    Mr Eazi is not only one of the biggest artists in the realm of world music and the Afrobeat genre, but the Nigerian singer/songwriter is also the creator of the Banku music genre. Banku music can be described as rhythmic drum-based music with laid-back vocals delivered in Ghanaian Pidgin English. Mr...
  • Arijit Singh announces US shows summer 2019

    Arijit Singh announces US shows summer 2019

    At the tender age of just 18-years-old, Indian artist Arijit Singh was eliminated by fan votes of the 2005 singing competition reality show, Fame Gurukul. Fortunately, for Singh, he did not allow being eliminated from the show to hinder him from pursuing his dreams to become a musician. Arijit Singh...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra

    5 things you didn't know about Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra

    German guitarist Ottmar Leibert has been performing modernized styles of classic flamenco with his band Luna Negra (Black Moon) for nearly three decades. Throughout his acclaimed career, Liebert has shared dozens of albums and recordings which have gone on to earn gold and platinum sales status in...
  • Video premiere: Lemon Bucket Orkestra releases music video for 'Goodbye'

    Video premiere: Lemon Bucket Orkestra releases music video for 'Goodbye'

    Some bands simply cannot be placed into any one category. Lemon Bucket Orkestra is one of those bands. As displayed in the video above for "Goodbye," Lemon Bucket Okestra takes on a folk sound with an energy that can't be matched. The song begins with just the violin and the trombone. Then comes the...
  • Review: Loreena McKennitt gathers 'Lost Souls' from her library for new album

    Review: Loreena McKennitt gathers 'Lost Souls' from her library for new album

    When Loreena McKennitt set out to record Lost Souls, her first album of original material since 2006's An Ancient Muse, she began by revisiting a little of her own history. Combing through songs written at various points across her 30-year musical journey, McKennitt took the best of these “lost soul...
  • Hola! London set to return to The O2 this July

    Hola! London set to return to The O2 this July

    The musical spirit and culture of South and Central America is returning to London this summer. Hola! London, the British city’s biggest Latin celebration, will set up its colorfully wonderful day of music, dancing, street food and more at London’s O2 on Saturday, July 21. The event organizers have...
  • Hear Dhanya's new single 'Another Lifetime' featuring MC Yogi

    Hear Dhanya's new single 'Another Lifetime' featuring MC Yogi

    Before the release of her self-titled debut album this Friday, Dhanya shares another new song from the LP. The singer/songwriter released her second single "Another Lifetime" recently featuring MC Yogi, via Songwriting Magazine. In a press statement about the song, Dhanya said: “Sometimes I feel my...
  • Album Premiere: Listen to Mikey Pauker's new LP 'Ascension'

    Album Premiere: Listen to Mikey Pauker's new LP 'Ascension'

    Folk artist Mikey Pauker releases his new LP Ascension today (Jan. 26) and to celebrate, the singer teamed up with AXS to premiere the entire LP right here.  Unlike Pauker's past releases which feature a more electronic vibe, the new LP was recorded in raw, instrumental sessions with Grammy...
  • Singer/songwriter Dhanya drops new single 'Lesson' from debut LP

    Singer/songwriter Dhanya drops new single 'Lesson' from debut LP

    Singer/songwriter on the rise, Dhanya first found her break last year with the release of the single “Fire.” Now, she’s ready to share more music with the world. She recently premiered her new single “Lesson” via Popdose. The track comes from her self-titled debut album out Feb. 2. The singer co...
  • Beats Antique and The Polish Ambassador announce co-headlining Red Rocks show

    Beats Antique and The Polish Ambassador announce co-headlining Red Rocks show

    Beats Antique is as honest of a name as you will find in music; The Polish Ambassador, not so much. Still, these two melody-minded electronic artists will be joining forces this summer for a co-headlining gig at Red Rocks. The two acts will be joined by CloZee and Polish Ambassador's backing band...
  • Israeli artist Idan Raichel maps out 2018 North American tour

    Israeli artist Idan Raichel maps out 2018 North American tour

    Singer-songwriter Idan Raichel has announced his first leg of North American tour dates in 2018. The Israeli-born musician will make his anticipated return to the States for 10 shows beginning in February. He'll hit several major cities along the way, including Chicago, New York, Toronto and...
  • Nahko of Medicine for the People extends 'My Name Is Bear' tour into 2018

    Nahko of Medicine for the People extends 'My Name Is Bear' tour into 2018

    World music artist Nahko has announced additional dates along his debut headlining My Name Is Bear tour. The singer-songwriter, who is best known for fronting Nahko and Medicine for the People, will bring his solo run to 15 additional cities in 2018. Check out the complete tour routing below. The...
  • Banda Magda plays hopeful, cinematic songs on 'Tigre'

    Banda Magda plays hopeful, cinematic songs on 'Tigre'

    Some music is impossible to classify except in the broadest category. Tigre by Banda Magda is one of those albums. You can call it world music, and you wouldn't be wrong. That, however, doesn't provide a sufficient explanation of this album in which each song is kind of a world of its own. The album...
  • Interview: Soca king Bunji Garlin talks new album 'Turn Up'

    Interview: Soca king Bunji Garlin talks new album 'Turn Up'

    If you like to dance or are otherwise a fan of vibrant upbeat music it’s likely that you enjoy soca music, the hottest sound coming out of the Caribbean right now. Similarly, if you like soca you most likely love Bunji Garlin, the soca hit maker and one of the genre’s biggest proponents. Garlin has...
  • Chandrika Tandon's 'Shivoham - The Quest' is a musical journey

    Chandrika Tandon's 'Shivoham - The Quest' is a musical journey

    If you've ever listened to the music of Grammy-nominated artist Chandrika Tandon, you know that every album is something of a musical journey. That is the case with her latest entitled Shivoham - The Quest, which is an album in three movements. In the liner notes, Tandon describes this as "the...
  • 'Juntos' by Esso Afrojam Funkbeat shows music is universal

    'Juntos' by Esso Afrojam Funkbeat shows music is universal

    Music is an amazing thing. You don't have to understand any of the lyrics of a song to be moved by the melody and the rhythm. Juntos, the latest album from Esso Afrojam Funkbeat is a great testament to this phenomenon. Even if you don't understand a word of Spanish, you're likely to find yourself...
  • Interview: Chicago Afrobeat Project's Kevin Ford talks about upcoming album 'What Goes Up'

    Interview: Chicago Afrobeat Project's Kevin Ford talks about upcoming album 'What Goes Up'

    Afrobeat music, a genre with its roots in Nigeria that was virtually invented by the late great Fela Kuti, is known primarily for two things: It is constructed of stretched-out grooves that put listeners in a mood to dance all night, and, because of Fela’s outspoken nature and his constant battles...
  • Ozomatli share two new music videos, announce Sept. 29 show at Denver's Gothic Theatre

    Ozomatli share two new music videos, announce Sept. 29 show at Denver's Gothic Theatre

    L.A.-based genre-smashers Ozomatli have shared two new music videos from their recent album Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica, and announced a new show at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO. The band will be hitting the Denver area on Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, Aug...
  • Interview: The Jerry Cans bring Arctic culture to the world with new album 'Inuusiq'

    Interview: The Jerry Cans bring Arctic culture to the world with new album 'Inuusiq'

    So, who’s your favorite band from Nunavut, Canada? There was a time when a question like that, referring to the Canadian Arctic province, would be met with blank stares. Not anymore. For nearly a decade now the Nunavut-based band the Jerry Cans have been traveling the world performing music that’s a...
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