With the new year approaching, Diaspora host Terry O provides a compilation of favorite music from 2016. In no particular order: Abbar el Hamada – by Aziza Brahim – Glitterbeat label A stunning album of gorgeous songs that come from Brahim’s experience being born and raised in a Sahrawi refugee camp. “El canto de la […]
For the Fall 2016 pledge drive, Diaspora substitute host Elizabeth “Queen of Exiles” will have nine knit hats available for your pledge during “Diaspora”, Thursdays from 9 am-noon. There are solid-color hats available for a pledge of $50 (all the same size, we pick the color) and three different patterned hats in various colors and […]
On Thursday, August 4th, the gypsy jazz trio Ameranouche will perform live on Diaspora after the folk calendar, around 10:40 am or so. Hailing from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the trio consists of Richard Sheppard and Jack Soref on guitar and Michael Harrist on bass. The group plays a fusion of gypsy jazz and flamenco music, […]
There are two festivals with folk and world music coming up in Madison this week. You can find more by going to the Diaspora website. Thurs, July 28, 5:00 pm Madison Central Park Sessions 2016 The Honky Tonk Session – FREE 5:00 pm – Beth Kille Band 6:30 pm – Nikki Hill 8:30 pm – […]
The first of the 2016 Madison Central Park Sessions will take place in Central Park on Thursday, July 28th. Dubbed “The Honky Tonk Session”, the event will include local group The New Beth Kille Band at 5 pm, New Orleans-based singer Nikki Hill at 6:30 pm, and Texas-based pianist and singer Marcia Ball at 8:30 […]
Wonderful world music artists will be performing at La Fete de Marquette this weekend, including Ginkoa (from Paris), Papa Diouf (from Senegal), the Krar Collective (from Ethiopia), and Les Poules a Colin (from Quebec). You can see the full schedule here.