Archive for March, 2011

Club d’Elf Live

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

As all eyes are on Northern Africa lately, take a moment to check out Club d’Elf, led by Mike Rivard. With a rotating roster of musicians including John Medeski and DJ Logic, this band mixes dub, funk and jazz with North Africa rhythms. You can see them at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on April 8 and Mimouna Celebration Festival on April 30 in Cambridge, MA.
Club d’Elf
Mimouna Celebration

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Reggae’s African Roots

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

South African band Tidal Waves has embraced reggae as a truly African genre. Their outspoken lyrics about justice and love along with an amazing live show make them a must-see. If you did not catch them at SXSW you can see them at Valley of the Vapors Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 26.
Tidal Waves
Valley of the Vapors Festival

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Jake Shimabukuro at SF Jazz Fest

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro has done for the ukulele what Jimi Hendrix did for the electric guitar. His latest album release, ‘Peace Love Ukulele’ showcases his amazing range and style. You can see him live at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on March 26.
Jake Shimabukuro
San Francisco Jazz Festival
KadmusArts Podcast with Jake Shimabukuro

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Khaira at SXSW

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Malian Diva Khaira Arby seamlessly brings her Berber and Sonrhai roots into music that is edgy and progressive. John Pareles of the New York Times said “It’s world music that grabs and doesn’t let go”. You can see her at SXSW on March 17.
Khaira Arby
SXSW

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Asobi Seksu at Neon Reverb

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Asobi Seksu’s recently released album Fluorescence is catchy and chaotic, just the way a dream-pop album should be. The Brooklyn-based quartet have embarked on their North American tour and you can see them at Neon Reverb Music Festival in Las Vegas on March 12.
Asobi Seksu
Neon Reverb Music Festival

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