by Jeff Tobias
SEPT 2014 | Music
Charlie Haden, who passed away this year after a storied career as one of jazzs most deeply valued bassists, titled his first recording as a bandleader Liberation Music Orchestra. The choices he made on the record were both deeply political and personally intuitive; Liberation Music Orchestra is bolted to its moment in history both as a response to the fog of war and an expression of the spontaneous self.
by George Sempepos
DEC 12-JAN 13 | Music
WOMEX, its name an acronym for World Music Expo, is an itinerant annual conference, trade fair, and showcase concert eventin the manner of SXSW or CMJbruited by its organizer, the German record label and festival promotion firm Piranha, to be the largest and leading international networking lounge for World, Roots, Folk, Ethnic, Traditional, Local, and Diaspora Music.