Entries by World Music Director

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 […]

Planet Cruz: Local Comedy at the Rio Theatre

Coming to the Rio Theatre this Saturday is Planet Cruz,  a comedy/variety show dedicated to ‘keeping it weird’, will feature the music of “the Goddess of Soul”  Tammi Brown and  Peter Cor and the Planetoid Band; Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, and Kevin Di Noto. The Comedians include: Teresa Tudury , Don Reed as seen on  HBO, Showtime, and […]

World Charts in Mid November

Top 10 New world music:  BOMBAY ROYALE  The Island Of Dr. Electrico TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE-Toumani and Sidiki ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES-Silt BEBEL GILBERTO-Tudo ANA TIJOUX-Vengo SILVA-Ocean View PELIROJA-Injusticia IREESH LAL-Ethnotronica VARIOUS ARTISTS-Psychedelic Planet CECILIA NOEL -Havana Rocks New world adds: BATIDA-Dois ARTO AND ANTTI JA„RVELA„-Os Fera Liluli SAMMY FIGUEROA AND GLAUCIA NASSER-Talisman PERUQUOIS-The Original […]