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Monday, April 9, 2012

Vol. 1 (ESL Music)

Congo Sanchez has been an active contributor to Funk Ark and other dance bands in Washington, D.C. With Vol. 1, the multi-instrumentalist steps into his own thing: supple grooves rooted in rock and soul (and with more ancient echoes)...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Dusty African Blues Rock

By David Luhrssen
Tinariwen has earned a reputation among world music fans for reconnecting the African-American sound of electric blues-rock with its African roots. The band originates in the hot, stony outback where Mali meets Algeria, a contested region in the southern Sahara. Somehow these musicians, born of the nomadic Toureg people but living now in cities, forged a sound that find the organic link between ...
08.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With hopes of better weather than last year, when rain put a good-sized dent in attendance, Alverno College released the lineup for its 2009 Global Union festival, a two-day world-music concert in Bay View's Humboldt Park. With just six headliners, the lineup is smaller than in recent years, but it's typically varied: � Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 Mucca Pazza:  1 p.m....
09.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last couple of years, Bay View has put its eggs in one proverbial basket, booking two of its major music festivals, the Bay View Bash and the Global Union world music festival, on the same weekend. It makes for a fun weekend, unless, of course, both festivals get nearly rained out, as was the case this weekend. (For an idea of what a bummer this is to Bay Viewers; consider this: I've now heard several residents compare the Bay View Bash to Christmas).  Both went on despite the rain, and there were enough breaks in the clouds for to make both events modest successes, but the crappy weather clearly cut into attendance. The Bay View Bash didn't draw anywhere near the 25,000 people it otherwise might have, and the usually vibrant Global Union was less attended than Humboldt Park's laid-back Tuesday night Chill on the Hill concert series when I visited on Sunday

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Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

Today @ Humboldt Park - 1 p.m.

Alverno College and the Shepherd Express/ExpressMilwaukee are proud to sponsor the free annual music festival Global Union, which takes place, as usual, in Bay View’s beautiful Humboldt Park. Today’s line-up features Haale (from Iran, at 1 p.m.), Ismail Lumanovski & the NY Sypsy All-Stars . . .
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008

Today @ Humboldt Park

The Bay View Bash isn’t the only major free music event going on in Bay View today. Alverno College’s annual Global Union world music festival will be taking place just a couple blocks down in the neighborhood’s beautiful Humboldt Park. Today’s line-up includes 17 Hippies (a German band, at 1 p.m.), Huong . . .
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Milwaukee's Global Festival

World music formerly conjured up impressions of folklore, field recordings and fading traditions lovingly preserved on wax. Lately, it’s emerged from the archives and the museums to take its place in contemporary pop culture. Even so, world music still strikes many ears as an awkward catchall term. Aside from the music of the spheres, what on Earth isn’t world music? But for an industry, a media and a populace lost without neatly labeled categories, world music has become the file folder for almost any performer outside of the Anglo-American musical tradition.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Introducing Hanggai (World Music Network)

Hanggai's leader got his start in a punk rock band as the Chinese Communist system loosened up. Later he turned to the traditional instruments of his Inner Mongolian homeland, including the horsehair fiddle and the two-stringed lute, and began singing his ancestral songs in overtones close to the famed . . .
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ksylini Kardia (Wooden Heart)

The folk music of Greece is intimately tied to the music of Arabs, Armenians, Turks and other cultures that ringed the eastern Mediterranean basin in crosscurrents that spanned the Byzantine and Islamic empires. Mavrothi Kontanis, a young vocalist and oud player from New Jersey, explores the repertoire . . .