Entries by World Music Director

Tal National: Moe’s Alley May 5th

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, […]

New World Charts-mid April

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 […]

DakhaBrakha playing Kuumbwa Jazz April 13th

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 […]

Israeli and world music coming to Santa Cruz

Next Monday, March 16, Santa Cruzians can start off their week with music by Diwan Saz who will be performing at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall. Diwan Saz come promoting an intercultural, harmonious message of common roots/coexistence through middle eastern music. The group will also play the Berkeley Jewish Music Festival and at the South […]

New World- charts for end of February

Check out the Top 10 of world music this week! At the top of the charts we still got that great new album from Red Baraat and the father-son collaborative debut from Toumani and Sidiki Diabate. 1    RED BARAAT  –  Gaadi Of Truth 2    TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE –  Toumani And Sidiki 4    TIGRAN […]

New world charts-Beginning of December

The KZSC world department has got some great new Latin music! Plenty of cumbia with new music by Los Aguas Aguas at number one; as well as new electronic in both Latin and world jazz! Here’s the top 10 new tunes to listen for in world: LOS AGUAS AGUAS   –Two, Three Karate Moves    TOUMANI DIABATE […]