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One of the rare chances to see Rasha Nahas performing live again in Berlin is coming up: the Palestinian singer song-writer, guitarist and performance artist from Haifa will close the 16th edition of the "Kleinen Verlage am Großen Wannsee" on July 11th, under the Corona stars it will be a livestream event only.

The festival is celebrating the Independent publishing houses in Berlin and takes place at the beginning of each summer in the gardens of Literarischen Colloquium at the Wannsee banks. This year, it has a focus on Lilienfeld Verlag, and after readings sessions, workshops and book raffles, Rasha Nahas will be on stage as the music act that traditionally closes the festival.

Rasha’s „Weltoffenes Berlin" residency for 2020 is backed up by Piranha Records in cooperation with the...

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The Independent Label Market is coming back on the 3rd of July on Bandcamp for a global online label market, and we are more than happy to include our upcoming release Afropentatonism in their selection.

As the Covid19 pandemic has put the music industry on hold, the ILM is going online, and teams up with Bandcamp to support independent labels from Europe and beyond!

On 3rd July, when Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share for 'Bandcamp Friday', connect to the ILM Bandcamp page to find special offers from the best indie labels around the world, available for 24 hours and with 100% of sales going directly to the independent labels.

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We are excited to announce that the new album of Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur, "Afropentatonism", is now available worldwide on a 180g Vinyl and CD format!

Accompanied by a pan-African All-Star band, the two musicians fuse Desert blues and Ethio-jazz in an album that features repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds.

Afropentatonism is also streaming online and you can listen to it on Bandcamp // Spotify // iTunes // DEEZER and more.

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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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Piranha in the movies, once again! One of our most beloved bands, Fanfara Tirana, are featured with their song ''Mos Ma Vish Funin E Shkurter'' in the comedy horror tv-series ''What We Do in the Shadows''.

Albania's first brass dance band that has conquered Europe, Fanfara Tirana have taken the tales of heroes and lovers that are rooted in their country's traditions and infused them with the rhythms of the best Balkan brass styles. They have played in Europe's largest festivals, they were selected at WOMEX 2007 and 2013 and they have released their legendary album "Albanian Wedding" on our label.

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