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Music Review: Chucho Valdés – ‘Tribute to Irakere: Live at Marciac’

Photo: Francis Vernhet

Irakere was a band with a big sound, a sound captured once more in this tribute. Read More »

Music Review: Tinariwen – ‘Live in Paris, Oukis N’Asuf’

Tinariwen by Marie Planeille

Tinariwen's 'Live in Paris, Oukis N'Asuf' is an album of great music by an exciting band and as good a concert disc as any you'll ever hear. Read More »

Concert-Cabaret Review: ‘Tehorah’ Featuring Adrienne Haan (NYC, Oct. 29, 2015)

Adrienne Haan

A German chanteuse and German pianist teamed with an Israeli string quartet at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall presenting songs from multiple cultures to celebrate the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations. Read More »

Music Review: Myriam Alter – ‘Cross/Ways’

Alter Crossways

'Cross/Ways' is an album filled with melodic warmth and cultural diversity—music to capture your attention. Read More »

Music Review: Lara St. John – ‘Shiksa’

lara st john shiksa

Violinist Lara St. John and pianist Matt Herskowitz present new and scarily inventive arrangements of traditional tunes from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East, many with Jewish roots. Read More »

Tehorah: Adrienne Haan Concerts Celebrate 50 Years of German-Israeli Relations

Adrienne Haan Tehorah

Says Haan: "I created this program to share the tragic experiences of war and loss and to add a sense of love, hope and forgiveness. It is my hope that tehorah, which means 'pure' in Hebrew, will help build musical bridges and create sincere understanding." Read More »

Music Review: Jake Shimabukuro – The ‘Travels’ of a Ukulele Virtuoso


Shimabukuro's playing has always been a pleasure on pretty much any material he undertakes to put across, originals and covers alike. Read More »

Music Review: Nashaat Salman – ‘Universal Melodies, Vol. 1’ EP

Nashaat Salman Universal Melodies

Nashaat Salman’s EP might fill many a Yanni-less void. Read More »

Music Review: Bridge Chamber Virtuosi – ‘Bridge Chamber Virtuosi’

Bridge Chamber Virtuosi, photo by Xing Li

Asian folk music and 20th century history inform this collection of modern classical works for Western strings and the Chinese lute called the pipa. Read More »

Music Review: Nicole – ‘Raizes/Roots’


Yiddish melodies in Brazilian dress, world music melded with Latin jazz—Raizes/Roots is an album that deserves your attention. Read More »