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February 2017

Feb 28, 2017
While we’re on the subject of Sounds of Kolachi, a band spearheaded by the inimitable Ahsan Bari, we must admit that their newly released debut album, Elhaam, which is available for streaming from...
Feb 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of State has a long history of promoting culture as a means to create connections with people around the world. Musicians, dancers and artists have traveled beyond their borders...

October 2016

Oct 17, 2016
A band from Algeria is performing Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the University Auditorium for their first concert in Florida. Student tickets for Ifrikya Spirit are $10, Elizabeth Auer, the assistant...
Oct 12, 2016
Red Wing has been invited to help provide a real Midwestern USA experience for a group of musicians coming to town next week. Ifrikya Spirit, a music group from Algeria in West Africa, will arrive...
Oct 10, 2016
Why is it that the music that gets the most people dancing at a concert is invariably the most rustic-sounding? You can crank a drum machine to concrete-crushing levels, but what people who like to...

September 2016

Sep 22, 2016
In the play “Et’effeh” (literally translated to mean ‘apples’), in search of apples and his lost job, but finding only political corruption and social stratification, a poor man vents his frustrations...
Sep 14, 2016
Speed, heat, and swagger – that’s what seven-piece Tanzanian street band Jagwa Music will bring to a free outdoor concert at Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Presented by the Moss Arts Center, Jagwa...

August 2016

Aug 31, 2016
For all the times that we’ve heard the phrase “African music,” it can be easy to forget that we’re talking about an entire continent here. The reality is that the African continent consists of more...

July 2016

Jul 21, 2016
A quick glance at Democratoz, and you might just see the typical jam band or reggae group. And that’s fine with them as they tour the United States for the first time, landing in New York for a show...
Jul 15, 2016
Democratoz is an Algerian rai and reggae band based out of the city of Oran. Credit: Facebook/Photo courtesy of Democratoz This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview ....