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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…

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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…

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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…

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Newest World Releases

Time for fresh World Music on your multicultural plate! Still lovin' that twisty new bossa nova from Thievery Corporation and desert rock from Tinariwen. Add La Misa Negra to the list! An old school style Cumbria group from Oakland with…

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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…

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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…

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Flor de Cana April 22nd

KZSC World Music department's been getting some excellent new Latin music lately. From salsa to cumbia to bossa nova, we're all groovin' to the smooth spring rhythms, feeling the love for "tropicál" and finding some really cool influences & technologies…

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Latest World Music

How's your spring break? If the pollen count and your allergies are keeping you inside, you can still sit back and travel the globe like a jet setter with new releases discovered by the KZSC World Music Department. Tops this…

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Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It's a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: Moe’s Alley July 20th

Fanfare Ciocarlia - whose name translates as "lark's song", are from the village of Zece Prajini in north eastern Romania. With humble beginnings as musicians performing  at local weddings, this group is full of vigor and daring. They are known…

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Reggae Music For Dads

Still thinking about Father's Day? Here's a song about a father's love by reggae artist TURBAN X. Fathers are fathers all year long; try to find the time to let them really know how you feel. So along with your words…

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