Danilo Brito was a child prodigy who originally began playing both the mandolin and the four-stringed cavaquinho.
“My ancestors fled pogroms in Poland and today we have a crisis to rival what went on in the 1940s.”
Most of the can’t-miss acts on this year’s Lowell Folk Fest roster are artists who make preserving musical traditions a family business.
Summer has arrived thermally and is due to arrive astronomically early next wee; New England offers a geographically diverse menu of jazz festivals.
From Providence to Burlington by way of Cambridge, the New England jazz festival season is now underway.
Boston’s Debo Band expand their heterophonnic horizons on Ere Gobez.
But dissonance is at the edge of everything you hear at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — a sound that contains multitudes.
The magazine’s Roots and World Music critic looks back at a year of live performances: here are the winners and a few losers.
When she composes a song, she said, it’s her guitar, rather than her voice, that “chooses the key. The guitar is the boss.”
Iconic second-generation bossa nova composer, singer, and guitarist Joyce Moreno.