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SvängIn Trad We Trust
The spiritual home of Sväng is Finnish folk music. Ever since the group was established, traditional tunes from Finland and other countries have been a part of its repertoire alongside original compositions. After years of playing and touring together and the release of 8 albums the time now felt right to go back to the roots and work on an album featuring only Finnish traditional music.

In Trad We Trust pays homage to Finnish folk music in its various forms: the ancient runo-singing tradition, ...more

New releases March 2021

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World Music  Europa  Belgien17.98 EUROLas LloronasSoakedThe trio has always been inspired by a quality often present in folk music. The quality of expressing deep-felt emotions, coming from the guts, real and raw. This gives rise to a shared experience where musicians and listeners together are soaked in a sensation that goes beyond words and talks straight to the body. This is what happens in small cafés or village squares or living rooms, where people ... more
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World Music  Europa  Rumänien16.98 EURODiana RasinaRomanceThe musical path of the Romanian singer Diana Rasina began in her native country with classical singing and in Vienna she studied jazz singing, vocal pedagogy and Romance studies (French and Spanish). She started a project with Romanian music with renowned musicians of the Viennese world music scene and her first CD "Romanian Tales" (2015) was nominated for the German Record Critics' Award. The upcoming ... more
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Jazz  Allgemein12.98 EUROPLS TrioCosmonautsCosmonauts is the exciting follow-up to PLS.trio’s 2015 debut album East River, which was lauded by All About Jazz as “the best in this category in many years”, and was nominated for “Best New Album” at the 2015 NPR Jazz Awards. With influences spanning from minimal and ambient music to hard-pumping dance music and bombastic rock styles, PLS.trio creates a blend which, while defying easy categorization, ... more
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Jazz  Allgemein17.98 EUROPaul Heller & Achim Kaufmann & Ingmar Heller & John Hollenbeck & Norbert Scholly & Florian RossRemembering
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Jazz  Allgemein16.98 EUROVeronika Harcsa & Anastasia Razvalyaeva & Márton FenyvesiDebussy NOW!In all likelihood Debussy would have welcomed the idea of his works being brought up to the minute one hundred and fifty years later by artists who knew no boundaries. After all, as the harbinger of musical Impressionism, this is what he too strove to do. Harpist Anastasia Razvalyaeva, jazz singer Veronika Harcsa, and guitarist and sound designer Márton Fenyvesi made contemporary transcriptions from ... more
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Klassik  Kammermusik  Gitarre17.98 EUROStefan Grasse & Corinna SchreiterLeise flehen meine Lieder
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World Music  Italien17.98 EURORaffaele Casarano & Claudio FarinoneTodomercedesRAFFAELE CASARANO and CLAUDIO FARINONE give life to a visionary and evocative tribute to Mercedes Sosa, defined by many as the greatest South American singer of the twentieth century.Her voice, with its unmistakable timbre and strength, has transformed many songs she has interpreted, giving them an “international” feel, making them known to the whole world.In this new project, Raffaele Casarano and ... more
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World Music  Celtic17.98 EURODavie AndersonLove so StrongMusic - A Way of life - Davie AndersonMusic was always in the family home and the old piano was a focal point in the house. Davie’s Mother, Barbara, played the piano, was a member of Garnock Valley Choir and later involved in music circles in South Ayrshire. He was inspired at an early age and the tunes of Caledonia lit a flame which burns to this day.His real introduction was while recuperating after ... more
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World Music  Frankreich  Allgemein17.98 EUROSan SalvadorLa Grande FolieSix powerful, united, earthy, almost shamanic voices with a deep percussion accompaniment producing unforgettable hypnotic folk. Meet San Salvador, a young French group that sings in the Occitan dialect and gets people dancing at Festivals all over the world. In their captivating debut album La Grande Folie, to be released on January 22nd 2021, the sextet impresses with its mastery of harmonies, exuding ... more
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Klassik  Renaissance17.98 EUROAna Quintans & Ensemble Darcos & Nuno Côrte-RealTime Stands Still - John DowlandEvoking John Dowland's (1563-1626) - contemporary of William Shakespeare - Lachrimae or Seven Tears,Time Stands Still is a new approach of that repertoire by Portuguese composer Nuno Côrte-Real (b.1971).With a modern language and instrumentation that, without taking us away from the 21st century, alsotakes us to the beginning of the 17th century and its melancholy, Côrte-Real created a contrast betweenDowland's ... more
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World Music  Spanien17.98 EUROJota Martínez & Ensemble AlfonsíInstruments to Praise Holy MaryJota MartínezJota is a specialist in instruments of the Spanish medieval tradition.He was born in Madrid in 1971. In 1987 he began his studies of singing, guitar,music and harmony at the "Dionisio Aguado" Music School.In 1996 he began his studies of hurdy-gurdy and specialized in this instrumentby attending several courses organized by the Iberian Hurdy-Gurdy Association,given by the best hurdy-gurdy ... more
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World Music  Spanien  Flamenco17.98 EURORycardo MorenoMiesencia - A Sound AutobiographyRycardo MorenoRycardo Moreno Montiel is a Flamenco and Jazz guitarist (Lebrija 1981). Was born in thebosom of a gypsy family-on his father side- and mulatto on his mother part ... which makesmerger an inherent quality within himself. Had his musical beginnings with the guitar at 11,accompanying his grandmother at the Cante, "Pepa La Cartuja" and his uncles, family of DiegoFlores 'Lebrijano', Juaniquí ... more

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  • 05/03/2021Der portugiesische Flötist Rão Kyao ist zurück mit dem futuristischen Erbe GandhisDer Menschenrechtler, Umweltaktivist und Spiritualist Rão Kyao richtet seinen lokalen Blick auf die Welt. Diese Werte wurden nie mehr gebraucht als heute. Der Blick auf seine Mitmenschen und die Natur, die Fähigkeit nach innen und außen zu blicken sind wichtiger denn je. Der indische Führer Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) verkörperte genau das. „Er ist immer noch seiner Zeit voraus und immer noch ein Futurist. Seine Philosophie ist immer noch genau das, was wir heute brauchen“, sagt Rão Kyao.

    Die Musik des portugiesischen Flötisten und Komponisten bleibt Gandhis Aussage treu und vereint portugiesische Roots und Universalität und ist eine Einladung, in sich selbst einzutauchen und gleichzeitig sich seiner Umgebung bewusst zu werden. Aus diesen Gedanken ist der Song „Respeito pela Natureza“ (Respekt für die Natur) entstanden, der Rãos erste Single seines neuen Albums darstellt, das als Hommage an Gandhi anlässlich seines 150. Geburtstags gedacht ist. Das Album „Gandhi - Um Português Homenageia Gandhi“ (Gandhi – Ein Portugiese erweist Gandhi die Ehre) wird im Mai veröffentlicht. Die Geschichte dazu begann, als indische Behörden 124 Länder einluden, einen Künstler auszuwählen, der das Stück „Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye“, das zu Gandhis Lieblingsliedern gehörte und zur inoffiziellen Nationalhymne des Landes wurde, neu zu interpretieren.

    „Die indische Botschaft bat mich, meine Version dieses Songs aufzunehmen. Ich studierte 10 Jahre in Indien und meine Musik ist stark von der indischen Kultur beeinflusst“ sagt Kyao, der für seine Version eine direkte Reaktion bekam. Der Premierminister Narendra Modi teilte und veröffentlichte den Song auf seinen Social Media Accounts.

    Von dem Moment des Eintauchens in die indische Kultur und Gandhis Philosophie bis zum fertigen Album ging alles ganz schnell. Die Vorab-Single „Respeito pela Natureza“ lässt den Zuhörer in die jahrzehntelange musikalische Erfahrung eintauchen und nach Indien reisen, ohne dabei die portugiesische Musik oder ihre Rhythmen zu verlassen, und schließlich in sich selbst anzukommen. Friedliche Musik, die so aktiv und charmant wie die Art und Weise von Gandhis Philosophie ist.

    Rão Kyao startete seine musikalische Karriere bewaffnet mit Bambus-Flöten in der Welt des Ambient-Jazz und entdeckte von dort aus für sich die Welt, vom Orient nach Afrika und von Europa zu den beiden Amerikas. Er ist ein Botschafter der portugiesischen Seele. Seine bereits 50 Jahre andauernden Karriere beinhaltet die Veröffentlichung vieler Alben wie das erfolgreiche „Fado Bailado“ (1983) und zahlreiche Treffen und gemeinsame Projekte mit internationalen Musikern. Er studierte mit indischen Musikern, spielte mit großen chinesischen Orchestern und nahm mit Top-Künstlern der Flamenco-Szene auf. Mit den spanischen Musikern der Gruppe Ketama nahm er den Song „Delírios Ibéricos“ auf, der eine Mischung aus Flamenco und Fado präsentiert. All das macht ihn zu einem der universellsten portugiesischen Musiker.

    Er wurde auch in den letzten 20 Jahren nie müde bei seinen Bemühungen, die Welt zu bereisen und zu erkunden, wurde von Presse und Publikum für seine Alben „Fado Virado a Nascente“ (2001), Porto Alto (2004) oder „Coisas Que a Gente Sente“ (2012) gefeiert und erhielt Auszeichnungen, wie die des Infante Henrique (2007) oder die Auszeichnung der Arts and Science Academy in Paris (2011) durch den französischen Staat.

    Die Spiritualität, sein grenzübergreifendes Kulturverständnis, sein Sinn für Umwelt und Natur sowie seine meditative Musik machten ihn zu einer herausragenden und tiefgründigen Persönlichkeit für die heutigen Zeit. So wie Gandhi, dem er nun sein musikalisches Tribut zollt.

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  • 05/03/2021Rão Kyao is back with the futuristic legacy of GandhiHumanitarian, environmentalist, and spiritualist, looking locally with an eye on globality. If ever there was a need for these values, now is the time. Looking out for your fellow human being and nature itself. To be able to look inwards and outwards. The Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), was exactly that. “He’s still ahead of his time, still a futurist. His philosophy is exactly what we need now-a-days” says Rão Kyao.

    The music of Portuguese flute player and composer has been faithful to this message. Music that exudes Portuguese roots as much as universality, an invitation to dive within ourselves but also to be aware of our surroundings. It’s in this frame of mind that “Respeito pela Natureza” (Respect for Nature) was born, Rão Kyao’s first single of the new album, that pays homage to the man and the mind of Gandhi, in time for the celebration of the 150 years since his birth.

    The album, Gandhi - Um Português Homenageia Gandhi (Ghandi - A Portuguese honors Gandhi), framed as a Portuguese interpretation of Gandhi himself, is available in May. Here’s the story behind it… It started off as a dare, Indian authorities invited 124 countries to choose an artist to recreate Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiye, the tune Gandhi most listened to, and that has become the unofficial national anthem for that country.

    “It was then that the Indian embassy reached out to me to create my version of that tune, based on the fact that I studied there for 10 years and my music is heavily influenced by Indian culture” says Kyao, who was able to get an immediate reaction from a surprising source, as prime minister Narendra Modi referenced and published the song on all his social networks.

    From then on, from the initial dive into Indian culture and Gandhi’s philosophy to the finished album, it was all very quick, though it’ll only be released in May. For now, we have “Respect for Nature” (Respeito pela Natureza), the single that delves into decades of experience playing for a transgenerational audience, through his instrumental music able to transport us to India, without ever leaving Portuguese textures and rhythms, in a journey that, at the end of it all, is into ourselves. Peaceful music, but active in its charms, such is the manner of Gandhi’s philosophy. .

    Behold, the art of who started in the world of ambience jazz, and launched himself onto the world, from the Orient to Africa, from Europe to the Americas, armed with flutes made from bamboo. An ambassador of Portuguese soul. A career over 50 years long, baring a lot of records, such is the successful Fado Bailado (1983), many meetings and collaborations, many moments for learning (he studied with Indian musical masters, as well as having played with great Chinese orchestras, and recorded with flamenco’s top artists) and inspiration (from fado to flamenco, as presented in Delírios Ibéricos with the Spanish artists Ketama) that make him the most universal of all the Portuguese musicians.

    He’s not stopped in the last 20 years, gaining critical support and favor with the audience with works such as Fado Virado a Nascente (2001), Porto Alto (2004) ou Coisas Que a Gente Sente (2012), never slowing down in his quest to travel the world, while still collecting honors like the Order of the Infante Henrique (2007), and a commendation from the Arts and Science Academy in Paris (2011) assigned by the French state.

    The spirituality, the cross culturality, his sense of environmentalism and his meditative music, make him, all these years later, a profoundly contemporary figure. As was Gandhi, whom he now honors.

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  • 16/02/2021"On Nature´s conditions" - Ice instruments in an Igloo.
    Ein einmaliges Konzert mit Eismusiker Terhe Isungset wird am 21.02.2021 live im Internet übertragen. Eis-Instrumente, Eis-Kunst und Eis-Tanz! Tägliche Updates zum Herstellungsprozess der Instrumente und Vorbereitung des Konzerts finden sich hier: www.iglooconcert.blogspot.com ...more
  • 15/02/2021Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik für Cinder Well
    In die erste der vier Bestenlisten des aktuellen Jahres wurde das Album „No Summer“ von Cinder Well gewählt. Die gebürtige Kalifornierin konnte sich in der Kategorie Folk und Singer/Songwriter durchsetzen. Die Jury zeichnete ihr Album unter den besten und interessantesten Neuveröffentlichungen der vorangegangenen drei Monate aus und lobte ihre Musik als „folkloristisches Kleinod, das zur Meditation einlädt“. ...more
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  • 01/02/2021World Music Charts Februar 2021In die aktuelle Ausgabe der Transglobal World Music Charts für den Februar schaffte es das Album „Soundplaces“ von Derya Türkan & Sokratis Sinopoulos auf Platz 6. Ebenso vertreten sind Las Lloronas mit „Soaked“, Kronos Quartet mit „Long Time Passing“, Sväng mit „In Trad We Trust“ und Nakany Kantes Album „De Conakry a Barcelona“. Zusätzlich haben es die Alben von Las Lloronas und Sväng auch in die aktuellen World Music Charts Europe geschafft. Wir gratulieren! ...more

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