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Banning Eyre

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Album Review: 'Libation'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Years since two filmmakers discovered a group of musicians in a Guinea refugee camp, that group — Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars — continues to make new music.

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27 Years Ago, Keith Jarrett Was A One-Man Band

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

In 1986, the iconic jazz pianist experimented with drums, bass and electric guitar in his home studio. Decades later, he's finally released the tapes. Reviewer Banning Eyre says that on No End, Jarrett seems to cherish rediscovering a side of his younger self.

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Pedrito Martinez Group Covers Pop And Jazz And Avoids Kitsch

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Pedrito Martinez Group has a following many can envy. Since their formation in 2007, they have excited Latin music circles with their blend of folklore and dance music, as well as jazz and international pop. Banning Eyre says the band members are writing a new chapter in Cuban music history, and their shared excitement on the debut album is irresistible.

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Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Led by a guitar-playing judge, the Niger-based group is well known for epic live performances and grooves bursting with exuberance. Critic Banning Eyre discusses the band's latest album, Kaani.

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The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

Monday, June 10, 2013

The 10-person ensemble is one of the best-known choirs from the island nation. On its newest album, Santiman, the choir sings songs in tribute to its Haitian ancestors from West Africa, who were enslaved in the Caribbean region.

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Kobo Town: A Haunted 'Jukebox' Filled With Caribbean Sounds

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Toronto band plays a mix of old-school calypso, ska and West Indian styles. But its new album, Jumbie in the Jukebox, doesn't so much revive classic genres as reinvent them for a new time.

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Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band is one of the most talked about musical acts out of post-apartheid South Africa. Although its latest album features an American producer, its desire to hang onto the past while establishing a place in the future is decidedly South African.

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Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced the Tuareg guitar virtuoso's latest album and adds sonic heft rarely heard on African guitar recordings.

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The Mix: The Mali 100 Presented By Afropop Worldwide

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mali is currently a country in crisis. Yet this West African country boasts one of the world's richest musical traditions, and iconic artists like Ali Farka Toure, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare and Tinariwen. With help from our friends at Afropop Worldwide, we selected 100 songs that demonstrate Mali's musical breadth.

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Latin Gold In The Frozen North At Toronto's Lula Lounge

Monday, March 04, 2013

A new compilation, Lula Lounge: Essential Tracks, showcases Canada's thriving Latin music scene.

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Malian Musician Fatoumata Diawara Gives Voice to Women in Debut Album

Monday, February 25, 2013

In the West, music can offer the chance to escape and liberate oneself from the present troubles of life. But in Mali, Islamic extremists have been cracking down on music and the country's rich traditions and history associated with musical freedoms.

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