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2007 Stories by Ernest Barteldes

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  • Cyrus Chestnut

    published December 20, 2007

    It's hard to find anyone with a subtler touch on the keys than Maryland-born pianist Cyrus Chestnut, who draws from modern and traditional jazz... More >>

  • Os Mutantes

    published December 6, 2007

    Though over the years there had been much speculation about an Os Mutantes reunion concert, the event would not happen until almost 30 years... More >>

  • Habib Koité and Bamada

    published November 22, 2007

    After six years of relentless touring, Malian guitarist Habib Koité's latest recording again draws upon his native roots. Opener... More >>

  • Keller Williams

    published November 8, 2007

    The Virginia-born singer, songwriter, and serial jammer tells us that he plans "to rock" as he returns to South Florida with a full band... More >>

  • Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale

    published October 11, 2007

    One thing you notice about Breathing Under Water is that Shankar was willing to go beyond the confines of classical Indian music (her... More >>

  • Manu Chao

    published September 27, 2007

    Trying to define the work of Manu Chao — who has finally followed up on his 2001 disc, Próxima Estación: Esperanza... More >>

  • Zap Mama

    published September 13, 2007

    Multicultural music is what you get with Congolese-born, Belgium-raised singer Marie Daulne, best-known as the founder and frontwoman of the... More >>

  • Alexis Cole

    published August 30, 2007

    On her newest disc, Zingaro, Fort Lauderdale-raised jazz sensation Alexis Cole takes on several familiar standards and allows her... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 23, 2007

    On the Rough Guides' latest foray into Africa, where there seems to be an endless supply of music, they focus on the northern area of... More >>

  • Ibrahim Ferrer

    published June 28, 2007

    Brought out of retirement in 1996 for the CD Buena Vista Social Club, Cuban vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer gained newfound fame and recognition... More >>

  • Various artists

    published June 7, 2007

    During the '70s, a slew of Cuban songwriters and musicians who had their ears tuned to illegal radio from the States started blending Afro-Cuban... More >>

  • Various artists

    published May 17, 2007

    Although standout actress Aishwarya Rai's pretty face adorns the cover of the newly released The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold, the music... More >>

  • Bass Up the Place

    published May 10, 2007

    Like late Fort Lauderdale native Jaco Pastorius, throughout his career, bassist Stanley Clarke elevated his instrument to a whole different... More >>

  • Dulce Pontes

    published May 10, 2007

    Dulce Pontes performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For tickets ($35),... More >>

  • Francesca Ancarola

    published April 5, 2007

    Victor Jara was one of Chile's top folk composers, educators, and political activists until the time of his murder in 1973 during a military coup.... More >>

  • Andy Narell

    published March 22, 2007

    There are certain instruments folks wouldn't ordinarily associate with jazz music, and the steel pans (used in soca and calypso) are on that list.... More >>

  • Caetano Veloso

    published March 15, 2007

    While many of his famous Brazilian contemporaries are reissuing hits from their lengthy catalogs, 64-year-old singer Caetano Veloso stubbornly... More >>

  • Lady Sings the Blues

    published February 22, 2007

    Los Angeles-based vocalist Tierney Sutton is a consummate performer. She offers the casual banter that's common among modern jazz singers,... More >>

  • Conrad Herwig

    published February 15, 2007

    In 2003, trombonist Conrad Herwig performed a weeklong engagement at New York's Blue Note with a nine-piece ensemble that featured pianist Edsel... More >>

  • Ojos de Brujo

    published February 15, 2007

    Although flamenco is the main source of inspiration for this world-renowned Spanish band, the eight members of Ojos de Brujo tend to incorporate... More >>

  • Pacha Massive

    published February 8, 2007

    After their first single, "Don't Let Go," was featured on the soundtrack of the movie La Mujer de Mi Hermano last year, this Bronx-based... More >>

  • Vieux Farka Touré

    published February 8, 2007

    The son of the recently departed Malian singer and guitarist Ali Farka Touré continues his father's legacy with style and grace.... More >>

  • The Color of Jam

    published January 11, 2007

    In the jam-band world, there is a natural need to fill the void created by the departure of Phish and the Dead — and Tea Leaf Green... More >>

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