We are proud to promote The Wake Up Madagascar Tour which was featured on PRI The World’s Global Hit last week.
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Posted by pressjunkiepr on July 18, 2012
Posted by pressjunkiepr on June 11, 2012
We are honored, humbled and thrilled to help land this NPR Fresh Air review for Cheb i Sabbah’s benefit album Samaya. Listen to the outstanding review by clicking below. And please support by purchasing the album at Cheb i Sabbah’s official site.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on May 25, 2012
The New York Times gave a glowing review to Maga Bo’s brand new album, “Quilombo do Futuro”, stating:
“Hand-played percussion and hard-nosed voices are the rocket fuel for Maga Bo’s “Quilombo do Futuro” (Post World Industries), a cultural manifesto riding on rhythm. Make that rhythms. Maga Bo, a widely traveled American D.J. and producer who relocated to Rio de Janeiro in 1999, uses kinetic Afro-Brazilian beats as the album’s foundation and superstructure. But his tracks also mix in drum-machine sounds, stray ricocheting electronics, Brazilian guitars and glimmers of soundsystem bass music like Jamaican dancehall as well as Brazilian baile funk. Atop them — rapping, chanting and singing their own lyrics — are voices that can keep pace with the syncopations or sail above them. In Portuguese and occasionally English, Maga Bo’s collaborators often praise culture as survival mechanism and resistance tactic, while the beats constantly prove them right.”
Posted by pressjunkiepr on April 15, 2012
Another wonderful NPR piece on The Touré-Raichel Collective. Listen to the interview and performance on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday below.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on April 12, 2012
Posted by pressjunkiepr on April 9, 2012
Wonderful album review on The Touré-Raichel Collective’s The Tel Aviv Session on NPR All Things Considered today.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on February 24, 2012
Get to know Mickey Murray on Secret Stash Records featured on NPR’s Song of the Day.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on February 9, 2012
Congrats to Novalima and ESL Music for an excellent review of their new album Karimba on NPR’s All Things Considered! Currently #1 on the iTunes World Music Charts! Listen Here.
Posted by pressjunkiepr on July 28, 2011
Posted by pressjunkiepr on July 6, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Barbès Records Releases Double LP of The Best of Roots of Chicha (Out July 19) via Fat Beats Distribution
Things have changed in the global Chicha world since Barbès released its first compilation in 2006. Chicha has not only joined the ever-growing cumbia family as one of its established cousins, but all over Latin America, it has attained cult status and reached out to audiences until then more accustomed to listening to Rock En Español – or Rock En Ingles for that matter – than any form of Tropical music. Chicha has now crossed social and geographical boundaries and can be heard at parties around the world.
Of course, parties theses days require vinyl. For those of you who can’t afford to go scour the used bins of Quilca, we thought we’d make it easier and release a double LP with some of the best songs from Roots of Chicha volume 1 and 2. We have teamed up with label and distributor Fatbeats -who know a thing or two about dance music – and are bringing you 23 songs by Los Mirlos, Juaneco y su Combo, Los Hijos del Sol, Los Diablos Rojos, Chacalon y la Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Ranil, Los Destellos, Manzanita and Los Wemblers. The finest chicha ever produced in Lima or Iquitos.
More info at http://www.barbesrecords.com/ROC_vinyl.html