It’s the end of the first month of summer! Here’s what’s new in world for your summer soundtrack. In our top 3 we have new son from the Buena Vista Social Club, electronic New Delhi duo Midival Punditz, and the latest from Lila Downs. Balas y Chocolate is an album focusing on the themes of death in Mexican culture, […]
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“We all smile in the same language” That’s this year’s tagline for UCSC’s Multicultural Festival. What better way to discover a little piece of their experience than through our most common human enjoyments: food and music!
This year’s featured artists are: Rocky Rivera and La Santa Cecilia.
The Multicultural Festival will take place this Saturday, May 16th from 12pm-6pm. Open to all, a great family event! The festival takes place at Oakes College’s lower lawn.
Locally based AfroBrazilian group SambaDá celebrates the release of their new album “Ritual” for 2015. It will be their first record with Senegal native and drum master Ibou Ngom, playing the djembe, sabar, and talking drum, and bass player Etienne Franc. Ritual also features special guest contributions from renown jazz and gospel pianist Tammy L. Hall, Bay Area trombone player Alan Williams of the […]
In a journey that began with selling their CDs on street corners, to becoming the most popular band in Niger, now Tal National is promoting their new album Zoy Zoy and on tour, playing Moe’s Alley May 5th. Tal National’s members represent the different cultural groups of Niger. Their music is a mix of traditional and originals, […]
Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC! In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal’s Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A graced our station a few weeks ago as they stopped in Santa Cruz on their […]
Ukranian quartet, DakhaBrakha will be playing at Kuumbwa Jazz April 13th as part of their United States tour This Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band creates a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. The […]
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