Les Nubians – New Album Nü Revolution Out April 19th

Les Nubians are back with a new album, featuring “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves” (Don’t Let Your Dreams Fall Asleep) and “Afrodance” (streaming below). The new album, Nü Revolution may be the most impressive representation of Les Nubians’ Afropean Soul to date. Featuring special guests ranging from African music legend Manu Dibango, whose “Soul Makossa” crossover classic gets a politically charged make-over, to indie soul icon Eric Roberson, with South African pop stars Freshly Ground, Ghanian-American MC Blitz The Ambassador and Polish MC John Banzaï along for the ride. Somehow, Les Nubians manage to make the blend of so many diverse elements seem logical and organic; it flows quite naturally from their multicultural lives.

Nü Revolution will be released on April 19th on Shanachie Entertainment.

Les Nubians – Afrodance by Giant Step NYC

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Adele on VH1′s Unplugged, Covers “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin

On a yet-to-be-aired VH1 Unplugged episode, Adele gave a stunning version of Aretha Franklin‘s classic song “Natural Woman.” Any music fan knows that to cover Aretha is a bold move. But Adele pulled it off beautifully, and this video is making the rounds on the web as we wait for the new album 21. Don’t forget to visit the ’21 Days of Adele’ site for exclusive video interviews, performances and other goodies.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Album Release Party at SOBs (NYC) October 13th

On Wednesday, October 13th the Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to SOBs, the undisputed home of NY Salsa, for the 9/28 release of their fourth album Viva la Tradicón.

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra is a Grammy-winning 13-piece collective that represents one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of today. Though very much a contemporary band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra pays homage to the traditional Salsa sound popularized but the legendary Tito Puente.

The band was started in 2000 by Oscar Hernandez was primarily known for his work as Ruben Blades’ piano-player and musical director. Hernandez has also worked with artists like Celia Cruz & Paul Simon.

Next week’s show is going to be special because it will be the first time ever that the Spanish Harlem Orchestra plays music from the new album!

Spanish Harlem Orchestra – “Como Baila Mi Mulata”
 

Admission is $25 and attendees get a FREE copy of the new CD, Viva La Tradicion

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M.I.A. New Video: “XXXO”

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Check out a significantly less controversial new video from M.I.A.,  at least compared to the gruesome “Born Free” video. Our girl Maya has traveled a long, bumpy road to the release of her album /\/\/\Y/\ , but she’s still going strong and sticking with the GIF animation theme in her “XXXO” video. If you haven’t already, check out the “XXXO” remixes featuring Jay-Z and more remixes by Riton and SBTRKT.