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La Misa Negra & Stellamara May 23rd

Spring is the season for shaking it. If you’re looking for fantastic world music to get everybody’s on the dance floor, may we suggest internationally acclaimed electro-acoustic artist Stellamara? In collaboration with Colleena Shakti, Stellamara will showcase Odissi, Indian classical and contemporary dance, along with  Persian devotional dance artists Kristen Sague and Aliah Najmabadi. It’ll be an  immersion full […]

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Memorial Day Memorable Rock

Heading into a 3-day weekend and the official start of tourist season in Santa Cruz, here’s what’s hot in new rock on KZSC: 1. EX-CULT – Midnight Passenger 2. BADI ASSAD – Between Love And Luck 3. CAETANO VELOSO – Abracaco 4. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray 5. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats 6. […]

The Jazz Adds – Second Week of May

CHARTS 1 TRIOLOGY Triology Cellar Live 2 AMY CERVINI Jazz Country Anzic 3 ARTURO O’FARRILL The Offense Of The Drum Motema 4 CATHERINE RUSSELL Bring It Back Jazz Village 5 RICHIE KAYE’S MUSIC AND MIRTH The Last Whoop Dee Doo 6 NELS CLINE SINGERS Macroscope Mack Avenue 7 REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate 8 […]

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New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music “repeat plays” go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen’s newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here’s the Top Ten: 1 THIEVERY CORPORATION-Saudade 2 TINARIWEN – Emmaar 3 CAETANO VELOSO –  Abracaco 4 […]