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D FRET - Album Review

By: J. Arriaga | Monday, 4th May 2015

Tags: D Fret, Cielo Podomingo, Sounds of the World

I had the honour to receive a copy of Cielo Pordomingo´s latest work, D FRET. Cielo is an outstanding songwriter, singer and composer whose songs belong to the realm of the electro symphonic. 

After opening the beautifully designed ...

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La escena musical local

By: J. Arriaga | Thursday, 23rd April 2015

Tags: mexican music, sounds of the world, local music,

La escena musical Tapatía se encuentra en un momento creativo inigualable. Grandes propuestas están surgiendo con una riqueza armónica realmente interesante y con un hambre de revolución musical claramente visible y ...

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SN CYPHER (SN standing for Senegal) a ''MIC OPEN'' for upgrading, promoting and raising up the Senegalese/African Hip Hop to the highest peaks.

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Thursday, 27th March 2014

Tags: #SNCYPHER, #SENEGAL, #WESTAFRICA #RAPFREESTYLES

CYPHER is the term used by the U.S. as a synonym for the word FREESTYLE because of its various meanings that match well the diverse meanings of the latter. According to many fans of hip hop and even rappers, Cypher is considered as the 'true Hip ...

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Rap Icon Eminem rocks Cape Town Stadium

By: Nicole Muhlberg | Tuesday, 4th March 2014

Showtime! Cape Town - The Mother City came to a standstill on Wednesday 26th February 2014, as Eminem fans made their way to the Cape Town stadium for the first South African leg of Eminem's Rapture 2014 tour. 

Sounds of the World Team and ...

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XIK- Their latest news.

By: J. Arriaga | Tuesday, 28th January 2014

Tags: xik, sounds of the world, mexican fusion, mexican songs, sones, son de los limones,

Simply sharing what is going on with a band in a post is not enough, especially when the band has been really active and many things are coming their way.

Xik are working hard and have been really active lately with many appearances in press. Also, the amazing news of ...

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Noel pour tous au Senegal 2013

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Tuesday, 24th December 2013

Noël pour tous est une belle initiative de Cheikhou Mah et ses amis!Chaque année, à Noël, ils donnent beaucoup de cadeaux aux enfants, les emmène au parc d'attractions et juste après Cheikhou Mah leur offre une ...

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Festival of Hip-Hop

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Monday, 23rd December 2013

The Saint Louis Hip-Hop Festival was a great success and showed once again the strong solidarity between the Hip Hoppers in Saint Louis, Senegal. Ñuul Kukk (Dark Black) a very talented group with a distinctive style of rapping, was the ...

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The Synergy Hype!

By: Nash Singh | Thursday, 28th November 2013

Tags: Festivals, Live Music, Synergy, Synergy Live, Outdoor festivals, Music festivals, Party

This last week has been filled with the excitement for this weekends Synergy Live music Festival! Every person attending has filled their Facebook profiles with their excitement to get wild, get dirty and listen to their favourite bands playing! Others are commenting about how they wish they could ...

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A Taste of Ben Caesar

By: Prenashan Singh | Wednesday, 20th November 2013

A Taste of Ben Caesar – Video Launch

 

On the evening of Wednesday 6 November 2013, Sounds of the Worlds local artist Ben Caesar flared up the Rockwell Hotel in Cape Town Central with a live performance of his new release Yummy Yummy.

The evening was introduced with a ...

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XIK- Video Review from Inyectando Cultura.

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Friday, 15th November 2013

Tags: xik, sounds of the world, mexican fusion, mexican songs, sones,

One image tells more than thounsand words, so,  I leave you with a little bit of what XIK presented at 'Inyectando Cultura Festival' in Guadalajara, Mexico! 

Enjoy the XIK experience and support this amazing band! 

 

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Brilliant live performance by Bogostyle at the French Institute in Saint Louis, Senegal

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Thursday, 7th November 2013

Bogostyle is his name and he originally comes from Saint Louis Senegal. He has been touring a lot abroad such as in France, Holland, Spain, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania... He did a great song called Njitt with Didier Awadi of the Positive Black Soul ...

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Rhythmical slippery slope: IS MODERN MUSIC DUMBING US DOWN?

By: Jonatan Arriaga/Article Linked by Bogdan Zaharia. | Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Tags: voices of the world, music, modern music, sounds of the world,

An interesting question arises...

What if in fact the dumbing down of music that is occurring right now is a sign that we have said it all? Or is it mere sluggishness?

This interesting topic is amazingly covered by the Bodgan Zaharaia from the amazing journallism team in Voices of the World Romania. 

Check it out at ...

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Med Metal burns up the stage at Hit The Club Tour final concert in Dakar, Senegal!

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Thursday, 10th October 2013

Sounds of the World attended an amazing performance by Canabasse and Buzz lab Last Saturday at the "Hit the club tour" final concert in Dakar.

To our great surprise Med Metal was there, oh yes the king of the krunk was there. He joined the band on ...

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Music from Guadalajara - The Mariachi Tradition.

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Friday, 13th September 2013

Tags: encuentro internacional del mariachi, origins of mariachi, Mexican music, mariachi,

Mexican music is, without a doubt, tremendously rich due to its history and the culture surrounding it. You can only think of Mexico when you hear it and when you see the performers typically dressed like dark cowboys with large hats. 

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The 2 Rakkas Celebrated in Senegal.

By: Babacar Habib Diaw | Monday, 9th September 2013

Tags: senegal, saint-louis, 2 rakkas, west africa culture,

Today, the  2 rakkas annual pilgrimage is celebrated in Saint Louis, Senegal. More than a thousand Murids came from all corners of Senegal to attend the "takussan" prayer in the city main island. 2 Rakka symbolizes an unprecedented act of courage by Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba on the same day 117 years ago.

Bamba, ...

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HAGGEN EP- A review

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Tuesday, 16th July 2013

Tags: metal, mexico, power metal, haggen,

There have been many interesting releases this year in terms of local/independent metal music in the entire world, and Mexican band Haggen is not the exception. 

Founded not long ago, 2010 to be precise, by guitarist Guillermo Diaz and after a few changes in their line up, the band is starting to ...

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Great Show with Doomsday!

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Saturday, 4th May 2013

Tags: doomsday, metal, tritton, reloaded, omar jacobo, sounds of the world

It is incredible when you hear a world-class album recorded by a local band and it is certainly amazing to hear those tracks played live! 

Having visited Mexico City first, Doomsday arrived into Guadalajara ready to rock the place. It was ...

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Doomsday Live Tonight!

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Sunday, 28th April 2013

Tags: sounds of the world, doomsday, metal, jonatan arriaga, tritton,

Tonight it's a great night of metal in Guadalajara, Mexico. Our featured Sounds of the World musician for this month, Omar Jacobo will be performing with his band Doomsday! 

Doomsday combines classic rock with classical music in a superb way. ...

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Haggen- Pics from the metal night!

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Wednesday, 24th April 2013

Haggen recently played at the Old Jacks venue in Guadalajara, Mexico and there is no doubt it was an amazing night!

The audience's feedback was amazing and we could enjoy of an amazing night with Haggen! One again showing the amazing talent and ...

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Lets rock with Kingsmith Organ Trio!

By: Jonatan Arriaga | Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Tags: Rock, Album, Music, Metal

To all the lovers of blues, jazz and classic rock in Guadalajara, Mexico! The show of Kingsmith Organ Trio was held this last Saturday 13th of in Cafe Andre Breton! The amazing line up consisting of Omar Ramirez in Hammond, Trino Gonzalez in drums, Erik Kasten in guitars and Juan Ayala in bass offered a great show! More pics and dates coming up! 

The rendevouz with Kingsmith Organ Trio is at ...

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Antinatural - Gabo Di Romo

Gabo Di Romo is an amazing Mexican songwriter that has tried different styles and topics in his songs throughout his career. His most recent works talk about the skies, the stars, ...

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