World Music http://tpr.org en Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger' http://tpr.org/post/rodrigo-y-gabriela-russian-messenger <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dN91dhERgA</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:20:39 +0000 Robin Hilton 30134 at http://tpr.org Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger' Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1' http://tpr.org/post/indian-classical-music-meets-beat-box-exit-1 When you think of Indian classical music, you probably don't expect to hear beat box, or strains of jazz, and even rock. But that's exactly what Nistha Raj is all about. The violinist is mixing classical Hindustani music with modern sounds to bring it to a new generation of music lovers. Her debut album is titled <em>Exit 1. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:46:28 +0000 Tell Me More Staff 29209 at http://tpr.org Indian Classical Music Meets Beat Box In 'Exit 1' Austin Group Atash Brings The Sounds Of The World To Texas http://tpr.org/post/austin-group-atash-brings-sounds-world-texas <p><a href="http://atash.com/" target="_blank">Atash </a>is a multi-cultural band based in Austin, so for them, lodging wasn’t an issue at the jam-packed South By Southwest festival. The members are from Iran, India, West Guinea, Africa, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. We started out talking about the band members, and also got into the subject of Islam and music during our interview.</p><p><strong>Deirdre Saravia: "Mohammad, tell me about yourself, where do you come from?"</strong></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:41:03 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 28613 at http://tpr.org Austin Group Atash Brings The Sounds Of The World To Texas Dancers From Around The World Coming To San Antonio Folk Dance Festival http://tpr.org/post/dancers-around-world-coming-san-antonio-folk-dance-festival <p>They’re coming to San Antonio soon, and they’re hoping you will join them at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.</p><p>“It is a gathering of people who love folk dancing, both to view it, and to do it,” said Michael “Misi” Tsurikov, one of the festival’s organizers. And he clearly has a love for folk dancing.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:36:07 +0000 Jack Morgan 27876 at http://tpr.org Dancers From Around The World Coming To San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Renowned Flamenco Guitarist Paco de Lucia Dies At Age 66 http://tpr.org/post/renowned-flamenco-guitarist-paco-de-lucia-dies-age-66 Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia died suddenly of a heart attack today in Cancun, Mexico, while on the beach with his children.<p>The 66-year-old guitarist vastly expanded the international audience for flamenco music and helped to legitimize flamenco in Spain itself, during a time when the music was largely being ignored by mainstream popularity.<p>In this encore report, NPR&#8217;s <strong>Felix Contreras</strong> discusses Paco de Lucia’s influential place at the forefront of modern flamenco. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:32:07 +0000 editor 27396 at http://tpr.org Renowned Flamenco Guitarist Paco de Lucia Dies At Age 66 World Music Symposium Features Eastern European Flair http://tpr.org/post/world-music-symposium-features-eastern-european-flair <p>There’s a unique training opportunity coming up for singers in San Antonio.</p><p>“I’m not sure there’s ever been a world music symposium in San Antonio before, so Benissimo Music is collaborating with Trinity University and we’re going to put on this wonderful two-day event" said Benissimo Music's Ruth Moreland.</p><p>Moreland said there will be master classes and they are bringing in Balkan music specialist Eva Salina Primack.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:03:40 +0000 Jack Morgan 27238 at http://tpr.org World Music Symposium Features Eastern European Flair Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert http://tpr.org/post/sofia-rei-tiny-desk-concert A drum from the Argentine Pampas fuels the music of Sofia Rei in this video: The way Franco Pinna has it incorporated into a traditional drum set serves as a musical metaphor for the music Rei performs alongside Pinna and guitarist/bassist JC Maillard.<p>Rei carries the accent and spirit of her native Argentina in her jazz-infused vocals. She's successfully carved out a spot for herself within a small and exclusive group of vocalists from Latin America who, after spending their formative years in their own countries, came to the U.S. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:32:47 +0000 Felix Contreras 27169 at http://tpr.org Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever http://tpr.org/post/how-hip-hop-changed-latin-music-forever <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTs7cYy1Hgs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hI2-yLKZmE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Sp500ZVI0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzSF6lzsRDc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ImikLHBGs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyttbwXc7Us</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkAnVj2rGto</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn_a_JQaogA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYueq4zcMi4</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:47:05 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 27126 at http://tpr.org How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever Yuna Brings Sounds From Malaysia To The U.S. http://tpr.org/post/yuna-brings-sounds-malaysia-us The artist known as <a href="http://www.yunamusic.com/" target="_blank">Yuna</a> joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson to talk about her U.S. tour, her new album &#8220;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Nocturnal-Yuna/dp/B00EL6NWLS/?tag=wburorg-20" target="_blank">Nocturnal</a>&#8221; and how her belief in Islam factors into her music and what she wears when she performs.<p>The Malaysian singer-songwriter is also a businesswoman. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:07:50 +0000 editor 27019 at http://tpr.org Yuna Brings Sounds From Malaysia To The U.S. Album Review: 'Always With Us,' By Ladysmith Black Mambazo http://tpr.org/post/album-review-always-us-ladysmith-black-mambazo Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, BYLINE: The South African all-male group Ladysmith Black Mambazo became world-famous after collaborating with Paul Simon on the Grammy-winning 1986 album "Graceland." Since their beginning in the '60s, the group has recorded more than 50 albums and won multiple awards. Their new release is a remembrance for one of their own, the late wife of the group's bandleader. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:13:00 +0000 editor 26885 at http://tpr.org