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Maurice el Medioni’s trademark lifework, PianOriental, remains an ever-inspiring example of how to create positive sparks from the encounters of different cultures. His music exemplifies the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Oran’s past music scene, when it was the melting pot for all kinds of religions and cultures.

On the 18th October 2018, the Algerian Jewish pioneering Master of PianOriental turned 90.

Our common story goes back to the early 90s, when we released "Cafe Oran" - an album that features many cherished musicians such as Salamat’s Mahmoud Fadl , The Klezmatics’ David Krakauer, Frank London and more

For this occasion we created a playlist to showcase some of his greatest pieces

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Yemen Blues – Tuesday @ Gretchen, see below

Thursday 18 – Sunday 20 OCTOBER

One holds it – the other has to obey it. With the decline of record sales, the copyright has become ever more important for musicians and the industry to make a living – together with the live concert. 4 day info festival "100 Years of Copyright" @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt puts both aspects – copyright / live gigging – on stage in a well balanced mix of panels, lectures, workshops, films etc. PLUS a high profile performance line-up featuring, among others, Den Sorte Skole, Berlin's Zeitkratzer orchestra, Sister Nancy, Mad Professor and Dennis Alcapone – take a look @ him in 1973! Detailed programme here

Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin // When: 20:00 ( Thu ) / 17:00...

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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums of the month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them. EURORADIO offers the opportunity to syndicate these programmes to members of the exchange system.

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in 2015 as an open network of music activists spreading world, roots and traditional music. It is open to makers and...

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"Mabruk" is the first title off from our upcoming Ali Hassan Kuban reissue to be released as a DIGITAL SINGLE.

Ancient Nubian melodies played on a background of pulsating Western beats and sounds that draw from American jazz and international pop – "Mabruk" is one of the titles that marked Ali's carrier.

The original recording of this million-selling Egyptian cassette hit will be available worldwide on all streaming platforms on
12 OCTOBER 2018

“From Nubia to Cairo” is the first milestone in urban Nubian Pop. The record will be available in glorious audiophile format - remastered from analogue tapes with listening standards refined to the contemporary levels. The first batch of Ali’s long-legendary Nubian originals, seductively praising in touching lyrics his native Nubia and Egypt...

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It is a pleasure to announce the debut album release of one our publishing authors - Alba Griot Ensemble.

"The Darkness Between The Leaves" is now available digitaly and as a CD on Riverboat Records.

Alba Griot Ensemble is a star-studded international acoustic ensemble who mix Celtic and Malian traditions with blues, jazz and ambient elements. Featuring guests including Tony Allen and Toumani Diabate, this is a seamless meeting of rich and diverse musical styles.

Order album here

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