Award-winning Toronto-based Americana singer-songwriter Julian Taylor released his latest album, The Ridge, via Howling Turtle, Inc., on June 19, 2020. Taylor decided to release the album in the hope that his songs might bring joy to listeners in troubled times. “I hope people can find solace in this music,” offers Taylor. “It’s meant to draw you in and really touch your heart.”
Northside KUISi is a concept album narrated by news reporters from a distant future who speak an ancient, futuristic creole language made up of Lengua-Palenkera, Anishinaabemowin, Spanish and English. It’s a carefully-woven song cycle of 12 songs with an extra seven hidden compositions. Prophetic words from the future.
In Sitka, Alaska, musician, and artist Nicholas Galanin creates music as Ya Tseen. Imbued in his new record, and across all of his creative output, is a conscious effort to shift the narrative away from painful histories of Indigenous peoples. "Indian Yard" humanizes Indigenous experience in the world in a society that has historically dehumanized us.
Mukambo and NYP Records unite again for the third volume of the Global Afrobeat Movement compilation. This initiative by Belgian DJ and music journalist Benjamin Tollet aka Mukambo aims to focus on up-and-coming Afrobeat bands from the four corners of the world, as the Afrobeat revival has been expanding globally since the beginning of the 21st century.
Dig This Way Records has captured this unique sound on "Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1", a door to a world of music that is high grade in quality, diverse, and open to interpretation even if the selected tracks are all from the same record label. One's questions might include: When did they start? Why did they start? Who was behind it? Where did the artists come from? Listen and learn...
SPRING - the debut album from the Artur Tuźnik Sextet - takes listeners on an engaging, reflective journey through sounds, sensations and seasons in a program featuring new music that pays homage to the bandleader and composer’s greatest inspirations. The musical voices of the carefully chosen contributing instrumentalists bring nine original tunes to life in a production that’s intimate, spiritual, and offers something for audiences of all backgrounds.