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Kenny Endo & Hiromitsu Agatsuma @ Japan Society | 6/15/13

For the first time ever in the United States, revered Hawaiian taiko master Kenny Endo joins forces with Japan's trad-pop musical virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma on tsugaru-shamisen (the three-stringed banjo-like instrument which originated in Northern Japan) for a one-night only live performance.

Vieux Farka Touré @ eTown Hall | Friday June 21st, 2013

Vieux Farka Touré's latest album was recorded as an homage to his homeland.  Being that his native Mali has been splintered by territorial fighting between Tuareg and Islamic rebels since January 2012, his new album, Mon Pays (My Country), is devoted to reminding the world about the beauty and culture of his homeland.  The album is out on May 28, 2013 on Six Degrees Records with an extensive North American tour starting in June.

Sweden's Slim Loris Release "Future Echoes And Past Replays"

Swedish Rock/Americana group Slim Loris are set to release their 2nd album "Future Echoes and Past Replays" on May 19th. The album follows up their critically acclaimed 2011 release "Down to Earth", which Billboard called "a sombre turn to the usually poppy sound of the 60's British invasion".

Blackmore's Night's new album, Dance and the Moon out 6/11/13

Blackmore's Night is releasing their brand new album, DANCER AND THE MOON, on June 11th in North America on Frontiers Records. Dancer and The Moon will be released in two editions–as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus DVD that includes music videos of “Dancer And The Moon” and of “The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea),” plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night.

Lúnasa's First Recording in Three Years Out on April 16th

Ireland's premier acoustic band Lúnasa is releasing their first new recording in three years on April 16, the much-anticipated new album, LÚNASA WITH THE RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA, on Lúnasa Records via City Hall Distributors (in the U.S.). LÚNASA WITH THE RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA is a musical collaboration that marks a true first for the all-star Irish traditional band and the world-renowned national orchestra of Ireland.

Joanna Borromeo New Album Out Now + Upcoming Tour

Joanna Borromeo (pronounced “Boro-May-o”), the Calgary-based singer and pianist has spent nearly a decade working with some of the biggest names in Canadian soul, pop and beyond, from Juno-winning songstress Divine Brown to acclaimed East Coaster David Myles. She has supported them at festivals and concert halls on three continents, fleshing out their sound and finding inspiration of her own.

Just Announced: Bombino @ Fox Theatre | 5/30/13

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Bombino at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 30thTickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 1st for $15.00.

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Just Announced: Hilltop Hoods at the Fox Theatre | 5/2/13

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hilltop Hoods with Sims (of Doomtree) at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 2nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd for $18.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.

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Henry Wagons releases new EP, heads to U.S., shadows SXSW

Henry Wagons last week released his first between-band-albums solo recording, Expecting Company?, on Thirty Tigers in the U.S. and Six Shooter in Canada. The release follows the artist’s critically acclaimed U.S. debut effort, Rumble Shake & Tumble, with his band, Wagons.

The OK Social Club's LP, 'Nothing in Common' Streets 2/4/13

The OK Social Club release their highly anticipated debut album 'Nothing in Common' on 4th February via Platform Records. The release comes after a successful year which included the release of their first three singles 'The Shape Of Things To Come', 'The Late 90’s' and 'Gezellig'. They concluded 2012  with a slot at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street party on New Year's Eve alongside Simple Minds and The Maccabees.
 

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