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Review of Lady Mondegreen

Lady Mondegreen

Fellow Pynins

Fellow Pynins

Rating: ★★★★

Once upon a time, Dani Aubert and Ian George spent ten months driving around Europe, the UK and Ireland with...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Puro Carnaval

Puro Carnaval

Planeta Polar

Some Other Planet Records

Rating: ★★★★

From the opening track and throughout this album there is an electronic energy and vibrancy that makes you want to...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Narrow Line

Narrow Line

Mama’s Broke

Free Dirt Records

Rating: ★★★

You’d be hard pressed to pinpoint the origins of Canadian folk duo Mama’s Broke. Their album Narrow Line more than...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Brasil Novo

Brasil Novo

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Música Macondo

Rating: ★★★★

Brasil Novo is an energetic, uplifting and wonderfully-eclectic compilation that celebrates Afro Brazilian music. Via eight contemporary tracks, the record...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Bahia Com H

Bahia Com H

Maria de Fátima

Altercat

Rating: ★★★

Perhaps because she worked alongside the likes of Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil and Milton Nascimento – among other Brazilian greats –...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Amor (É Revolução)

Amor (É Revolução)

Maga Bo

Kaxambu Records

Rating: ★★★★

It’s been ten years since Maga Bo released Quilombo do Futuro, his last solo full-length, and the sound hasn’t changed...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of The American Clavé Recordings

The American Clavé Recordings

Astor Piazzolla

Nonesuch Records

Rating: ★★★★★

Astor Piazzolla took tango out of the ballroom and out of Argentina. Producer and label founder Kip Hanrahan’s mid-1980s recordings...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Mi Herencia

Mi Herencia

Rebolu

Top of the World

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Rating: ★★★★

New York City has been tapping into Colombian music fever for several years now, what with festivals such as Encuentro...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Up the Hill and Through the Fog

Up the Hill and Through the Fog

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers

Rating: ★★★

The COVID-19 pandemic exacted a particularly tough toll on The Slocan Ramblers. Bandmates Adrian Gross (mandolin) and Darryl Poulsen (guitar,...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of La Recia

La Recia

Cimarrón

Cimarrón Music

Rating: ★★★

Harpist Carlos ‘Cuco’ Rojas and singer Ana Veydó formed Cimarrón in 2000 with the aim of getting the music of...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

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