Banning Eyre

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'Let The Rhythm Lead' Brings Jackson Browne And Friends To Haiti

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In 2016, Jackson Browne went to Haiti to donate recording equipment to a local music studio. The songs recorded there since became a new album: Let The Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit, Vol. 1.


Lakou Mizik Explores Haiti's Centuries-Old Connections With New Orleans In 2nd Album

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Haitian band Lakou Mizik is out with its second album — a dazzling set of collaborations with New Orleans musicians, celebrating the close musical and cultural ties between the two places.


Salif Keita Gives His Blessing And Takes A Final Bow With 'Un Autre Blanc'

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Salif Keita is among the best African singers of the past century. But, after some 25 albums over a 40-year career, Keita says he's retiring from recording.


Instrumentalist Harouna Samake Dazzles Crowds At World Music Expo

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

The World Music Expo showcases the industry's up-and-coming artists. This year, Malian instrumentalist Harouna Samake stole the show, dazzling crowds with his unique approach to a gourd harp.


Bombino's 'Deran' Will Add To Tuareg Musician's Global Acclaim

Monday, June 04, 2018

Whenever Bombino releases a new record, it tops the charts for world music. Over the past five years, the Tuareg singer and guitarist from Niger, has become one of the most recognized artists from Africa and his latest album Deran, is another example of his incredible talent.


Thomas Mapfumo, 'Lion Of Zimbabwe,' Returns From Exile With Triumphant Homecoming

Monday, May 07, 2018

Mapfumo performed a homecoming show in the country last month, after spending over a decade-and-a-half in self-imposed exile.


Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

Monday, April 23, 2018

The 32-year-old singer shows off a liquid voice rich with the music and culture of her native country for her debut album.


Ranky Tanky's Self-Titled Debut Makes Traditional Gullah Songs New

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The South Carolina band infuses funk and soul with influences from a Southern culture whose roots trace back to West and Central Africa.


In Debut Album, Ladama Reinterprets Sounds From 4 Countries

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Ladama's four ensemble members met during a fellowship program through the State Department. Their self-titled debut album, Ladama, offers new takes on musical traditions from their homes in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and the U.S.


Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

An unlikely musical collaboration, Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet shatter boundaries of culture, genre, faith and ethnicity.


Young Musicians Call For Change In Ogoniland, Nigeria

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A region of the Niger Delta destabilized by environmentally calamitous oil spills and political neglect, Ogoniland is fortunately also home to musicians who are making their voices heard.


Madagascar's Toko Telo Has A Synergy All Its Own

Monday, July 24, 2017

Three of the most recognized folk artists from the island of Madagascar came together to form a trio called Toko Telo. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says they've created perhaps the best introduction yet to Madagascar's utterly alluring folk music.


Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya'

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The celebrated singer has crafted a rich, rejuvenating album that addresses weighty subjects like suicide and the aftermath of her country's recent political crises.


Les Amazones D'Afrique Envision A World Of Gender Equality

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The group's musical mashup of tradition and technology on the album République Amazone echoes a greater goal: to make a big noise for women in a world run by men.


At Just 11 Years Old, Ty Waters Is Already Building His Pop Legacy

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

On his debut album Only Human, the young pop artist channels the energy of legends like Michael Jackson in more ways than one.


In This Bobo Yéyé Box Set, Find The Creativity And Optimism Of A Lost World

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The new release, Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta, contains music from a rich cultural moment in Burkina Faso just after it achieved independence from France.


Lebanese Composer Marcel Khalife's Urgent Reminder That Peace Is Possible

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

For over four decades, Khalife has made music amid political turmoil and social upheaval. His latest album, Andalusia Of Love, is brooding and wistfully optimistic.


What's Past Is Present On Two New Puerto Rican Albums

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Banning Eyre reviews two albums from artists who are reinventing classic sounds from Puerto Rico: iLe's iLevitable and Miramar's Dedication to Sylvia Rexach.


'Music Of Morocco': A Labor Of Love For Mid-Century Moroccan Musical Diversity

Thursday, June 02, 2016

In 1959, Paul Bowles traveled around Morocco to record as much traditional music as he could. A new box set of those recordings tells almost as much about Bowles as it does Morocco half a century ago.


On Anniversary Tour, Bunny Wailer Is Still A Blackheart Man

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The last living member of Bob Marley and the Wailers recently finished his first U.S. tour in more than 20 years. "That's my legacy: to sing for you people," says the 69-year-old musician.