Friday, May 30, 2014|0 commentsCaetano Veloso's "Abraçaço" Performance at the Barbican Earns Five Stars from the Times, Guardian: "A Masterclass"
Caetano Veloso performed at Barbican Hall earlier this week as part of Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, the Barbican's month-long celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. The concert, featuring songs from his new album, Abraçaço, earned five stars from the Times and Guardian, both of which call it a "masterclass," and The Arts Desk. The Times also calls it "a perfect evening," the Guardian "exquisite." The Arts Desk says: "Caetano Veloso gets more extraordinary." Veloso tours the US this fall.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, May 23, 2014|0 comments
Jeremy Denk, Emmylou Harris continue the Barbican's celebration of Nonesuch at 50 ... Spoleto Festival USA features John Adams's El Niño, works by Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen ... Bombino tours Europe ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play DelFest ... Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle are out West ... Donnacha Dennehy is composer-in-residence with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra ... Natalie Merchant is on NPR's World Cafe, BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris ... Pat Metheny Unity Group is in Germany ... Conor Oberst plays two nights in DC ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourMonday, May 19, 2014|2 comments
Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball was reissued last month on Nonesuch Records. In celebration, Harris and producer Daniel Lanois, along with Jim Wilson on guitar and Steven Nistor on drums, kicked off an international tour in North America then and now launch the European leg of the tour with a concert at Carre in Amsterdam tonight. The tour continues with stops in Antwerp, Eindhoven, Brighton, and Bristol, and a two-night run at the Barbican in London.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, May 16, 2014|0 comments
The Barbican's Explorations Weekend celebrates Nonesuch at 50 with Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Timo Andres, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney ... The Black Keys, Conor Oberst perform at Hangout Music Festival in Alabama ... Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Timothy McAllister play John Adams's City Noir ... Shawn Colvin performs in Pacific Northwest, as does Nickel Creek ... Jacob Cooper plays from Silver Threads in NYC ... Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode play Beethoven in California ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica tour Central Europe ... Pat Metheny is in Germany ... Joshua Redman tours Japan ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, May 14, 2014|0 commentsToumani & Sidiki Diabaté’s “Toumani & Sidiki” Streaming in Full via Wall Street Journal; Duo to Tour US in Fall
Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté is joined by his eldest son, Sidiki, for the new father-and-son recording Toumani & Sidiki. The album, due out next Monday, May 19, in North America, is streaming in full all this week via the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog. Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté will embark on a US tour starting at BAM in Brooklyn, September 24, and running through October 3.