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12 Giants of 'World Music'

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Globalization has been a sometimes controversial mixed bag in different areas and different parts of the world, but I think we can all agree that on the plus side, one of its grooviest benefits has been to bring to spread many of the exciting cultural achievements of societies much different from our…


Added by Max Pesling on November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Summer Music in Swing at Cape Rey in Carlsbad, California

Surely this is paradise, listening to a cool band while the sun sets over the pristine Carlsbad beach with cocktail in hand. Cape Rey Resort’s summer concert series is in full swing and the last Thursday of each month good vibes are belted out around the pool.  The upbeat essence of my…


Added by M'Liss Hinshaw on June 4, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Classical, Choral, & Folk at Burgundy's "Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay"

Inspiring. Religious. Beautiful. Every August (in 2015, Aug. 20-23), the enchanting village of Vézelay in Burgundy, some 90 minutes' drive west of DijonFrance…

Added by Jean Dabrowski on June 6, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

In Hong Kong, Try a (Free) Cantonese Opera Appreciation Class

When in Hong Kong, learn about something very Chinese. The Hong Kong Tourism Board offers a kaleidoscope of free cultural programs to help tourist learn about local culture, and one of them is a Cantonese opera appreciation class. This is an old and highly respected art form that blends Chinese…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on March 11, 2015 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Traditional Marimba Music in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Article by Shannon Farley

You can’t visit Guanacaste, Costa Rica without listening at least once to the distinct resonant sounds of a traditional marimba.

Considered a symbol of…


Added by Shannon Farley on February 18, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

Pat Metheny Unity Group at Thornton Winery, Temecula, California

Jazz lovers from Southern California and all over the Western United States have been coming to Thornton Winery in Temecula (north of San Diego) for an amazing twenty six seasons. And amazingly, both the talent line up and the concert experience continue to get better. I’ve been fortunate to have seen some of the true…


Added by Rick Grandi on July 23, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Merengue, the Dominican Republic’s Quintessential Music

Few cultural forms are more associated with the Dominican Republic than merengue music and the brisk, shuffling, hip-wagging dance that goes with it (no one’s exactly sure where the name comes from – sweet,…


Added by David Paul Appell on June 30, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Kansas City Jazz Still a Hot Ticket

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Jazz in the Blue Room at the Jazz Museum, Kansas City Jazz in Kansas City is not like jazz in New Orleans or in any other great American music city. It’s a little more bluesy, a little heavier on the keyboards and bass, not so bold with the brass. They call it “cool jazz” here, jazz that’s a little gentler on the spirit.



Added by EnLinea Media on November 26, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Traveling to and with the Sound of Music

Tourism has many forms, and the niche tourism market is not only a growing market, but also understanding one niche helps tourism and travel professionals to apply the same principles to other niche markets.  One such market is the music and music festivals as a travel and tourism motivator. 

Although often overlooked, both music and tourism share a great deal in common.  Both are good for the soul, both attempt to lift a person's spirits and both help the person leave the doldrums of…


Added by Peter Tarlow on November 11, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

UK Woos Music Tourists

Britain is acknowledged as the musical capital of Europe.  It is famed for being home to the The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, Rod Stewart, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Coldplay, Adele, Florence+The Machine, One Direction – legendary figures …


Added by Rita Payne on October 15, 2013 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Harlem Jazz and Blues Spots


I'm always on the look out for great hidden jazz haunts in New York City, particularly Harlem.  I've been keeping tabs on this scene and taking small and large groups of visitors on immersion tours there since 1997.  At that time, I started maintaining a new…


Added by Gordon Polatnick on September 16, 2013 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Remembering Cuban Music Icon Celia Cruz

           Celia featured in a wall mural in Miami's Little Havana

“Ay, no hay que llorar…


Added by Jose Balido on July 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

David Sanborn & Bob James Go Deep at Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Show

The Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA is home to one of California’s longest running concert series. In fact, this year is the 25th anniversary of the Champagne Jazz Series. As you would expect, this summer’s lineup features some of the biggest and most popular of today’s Jazz performers…


Added by Rick Grandi on June 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Del Castillo to Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

Acclaimed Latin Rock band Del Castillo will perform at Party on the Pier on Sat., July 20.  Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® present this new free, family-friendly gathering, which takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin musicians. 

Del Castillo has won upwards of 18 awards for their eclectic…


Added by Sarah Harano on May 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Top 10 Artists/Albums to Hit the Road With

10. UP IN THE AIR SOUNDTRACK: A great movie with some great performances, but the soundtrack is also very good, well about half of it. Mixes new school and old school with some great messages. If you like travel, this is a great place to start with some music.


9: U2 GREATEST HITS. Ok, here's the thing. I'm not a obessive U2 fan or nothing. I just think they got some good tunes, its inspring, and they mean good. They aren't the next coming of Jesus, but,…


Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on May 19, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Eurovision Song Contest 2013: A Review

Call me a masochist (or whatever), but even after sitting through the often cheesy but extremely popular annual song festival that is Eurovision…


Added by David Paul Appell on May 18, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Musician Carolyn Wonderland To Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (May 10, 2013) –   Galveston has long been home to a thriving art and live music scene.  This year, Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® are raising the bar with a new monthly event called Party on the Pier.  The free, family-friendly gathering takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin…


Added by Sarah Harano on May 10, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Cuban Music and the Buena Vista Social Club

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It all started as a bit of an accident. A big fan of Cuban music, American guitarist Ry Cooder had been invited to Cuba to work on a collaboration with local musicians and two well-known musical stars from Mali. When the Africans were denied entry visas to Cuba, Cooder set about creating his Plan B: A recording of Cuban son music with local…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 25, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

Sixto Rodriguez: A Tale of Three Continents… and the #MassMarketing of #BigBox #America


Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Cuarto, Quinto, and… and… Sixto, ahhhh…  And the sixth time was a charm (not that the first five weren’t), and Sixto Diaz (Jesus) Rodriguez came into this world on July 10, 1942, the sixth son of Mexican immigrants working in war-time Detroit, more than three years…


Added by Earl Hardie Karges on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Croatian Folk Music: An Adventure Off the Beaten Path

by Nelly Huang

Croatia: a land of more than a thousand islands, splattered off the beautiful Adriatic coastline in Eastern Europe. Located at the crossroads of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, this European country is chock-full of intriguing history, Mediterranean cuisine and Slavic cultural heritage.

On a recent visit to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, I…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 8, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

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