In 1964, California composer, Terry Riley, launched what came to be known as the Minimalist movement, with his revolutionary classic “In C”. This ground-breaking work provided a fresh concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns “In C” has changed the course of 20th Century music. The composition’s influence is heard in the work of prominent modern composers, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, and in the Rock music of The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, and Curved Air. Terry Riley’s hypnotic, multilevel, poly-metric, brightly orchestrated, eastern-flavored improvisations and compositions, have set the stage for today’s
Amid the current turbulent climate of cultural and spiritual conflict that exists between the East and the West, Iranian/American ensemble NIYAZ aim to bridge the gap of understanding and tolerance through their music. NIYAZ believe that music can open a universal line of communication to celebrate shared human values and a desire for unity.
The ground-breaking new show THE FOURTH LIGHT PROJECT evolves into a new Immersive & Multi-Sensory Experience. In collaboration with interactive designer/visual artist Jerome Delapierre, NIYAZ present a live musical and sacred dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/body-mapping techniques that respond to sound
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.
SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.
Formed in 2005, the band marked their 10th anniversary in 2015 with a ‘Decade’ concert at Mossfield Stadium,
Enriching the medium as America’s first all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles® bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and vivacious spirit to the historic art of mariachi.
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® has blazed the trail for female mariachi musicians. In a musical landscape where songs are often written by men, from male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history.
Established in 1994, the group had a strong beginning thanks to the mentorship of Lola Bertran, La Reina de La Musica Ranchera. In these early days, Maestro Jóse Hernàndez saw the potential in this all-female ensemble, and fostered the development of the
The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Ávila and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up.
The group’s virtuosic performances have delighted listeners from Latin America, India and Russia to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, Carnegie Hall and the Latin Grammy Awards. Their work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Vox Populi Award by the Independent Music Awards and the Ultimate Winners in WNYC’s 2013 Battle of the Boroughs. In
The trip began circa 1992 with three troubadours — Donna Simpson, her sister Vikki Thorn, and Josh Cunningham — traveling by van, playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them. Their effort in those early days propelled The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums, and successful tours internationally, even opening for Bob Dylan’s North American and Australian Tours in 2003. An easy chemistry, and profound depth of songwriting talent have bound the trio as The Waifs.
In January 2015, with their regular rhythm section, drummer Dave Ross Macdonald and bassist Ben Franz, The Waifs entered the studio in Byron Bay, with producer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage
Multi-Latin Grammy Award-winning, Vicente Amigo, known as one of the most dazzling Flamenco guitarists of his generation is a likely successor to Paco de Lucía. Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, he has toured the world, receiving many of Spain’s most important awards and honors. Amigo is a guitarist respected and admired for his constant artistic thirst and capacity for innovation and renovation.
Amigo’s litany of international accolade includes a Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album (2017, 2001), being named Best Guitar Player by Guitar Player Magazine (1993), and winning First Prize at the Flamenco Guitar International Contest (Badajoz 1988). He was nominated for two more Latin Grammy’s in
José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is a soloist of major significance, within the realm of Flamenco guitar. His unique approach, both to traditional and festive forms, highlights an unparalleled musical sensitivity and interpretative power. Tomatito’s charismatic personality and unrelenting commitment to the continuity of Flamenco’s development, have brought him worldwide recognition in the musical field and in film, theatre and art. He has collaborated with a multitude of performers worldwide,influencing and encouraging a generation of young artists. Winner of four Grammy awards, since signing to Decca/Universal in 2000, Tomatito’s success has helped him become the mature, elegant guitarist he is today. His 2013 release, Soy Flamenco, earned a Latin Grammy nomination for
Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. A sublime, ever-evolving message is delivered through music that is uplifting and metamorphic. Niyaz is led by front woman, AZAM ALI , whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have formed a bewitching singer of richly textured proportions. Still, with all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz is not limited by tradition. Their far-reaching repertoire defies most standards of “world music”,
From its debut concert, captured live on the 2013 release entitled ASWAN, it was clear that the Nile Project was something completely new. National Public Radio named the recording one of five “Must Hear International Albums.” Fast forward a few years — through tours in Africa, Europe, the US and UAE as well as two new CD releases — and almost all major media outlets agree that the Nile Project is much more than just a band. The New York Times described it as “a committed, euphoric international coalition.” Afropop Worldwide calls it “seductive and beautiful […] nothing short