Entries by World Music Director

Extra Large March 15th

“Extra large what?” Well, this isn’t a “what”, it’s a “who”. Local favorites Extra Large have been called “uniquely Santa Cruz” by serving up their supersized sound of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock for years. Voted “Best Band” for many years by Santa Cruz Weekly and Good Times readers, Extra Large blends original material […]

End of January World Charts

Hey folks! The first month of the new year is over, and here are your world charts for its close. Check it! 1 SULTANS OF STRING Symphony Red River-McKhool 2 BEATS ANTIQUE A Thousand Faces, Act I Beats Antique 3 ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Traces Of You Deutsche Grammophon 4 OMAR SOULEYMAN Wenu Wenu Ribbon 5 BOOM […]

Sukhawat Ali Khan November 16th

This talented 11th generation Sufi singer followed custom and tradition; he was trained at a young age by his father. After working with many different musicians while touring around the world, Ali Khan has skillfully blended Western influences into his traditional Sufi and classical Hindustani training.  Now embarking upon his Bay Area Laaj Tour, Ali Khan […]

Flamenco Fest Begins Sept. 22

Flamenco is Spanish folk music and dance from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. With its colorful costumes, high energy and rhythmic combination of singing, playing, dancing and hand clapping, it’s an amazing experience to witness in person. The 8th annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival comes to Santa Cruz for three weekends of exciting shows featuring world-class performers including icon of Gypsy flamenco […]

The “Original” Wailers

The Original Wailers recently released a five song album named Miracle that, “recreates the true sound of Bob Marley and The Wailers.” The “Original” name is somewhat misleading since guitarist Al Anderson remains the only performer from the mid-1970′s Wailers, a band several line-ups removed from the Marley/Bunny Wailer/Peter Tosh “Wailing Wailers”. Performances by groups […]