“International” – New Live Version from Baaba Maal

pic1_smBaaba Maal‘s Television (Palm, 2009) brought a subtle blend of electronic dance elements and timeless traditions of West African music, much as the result of collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, co-producers of the album.

While on his current world tour, Baaba’s song “International” became a crowd favorite as it evolved with new layers and instrumentation. This extended version deviates from the original with its prominent horn section and added rhythms, yet it maintains the high quality of a studio recording.

Baaba Maal – “International (Alternate recording with horns)”
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MCA (Beastie Boys) Has Cancer, Tour Dates Cancelled

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Sad news from the Beastie Boys forces them to cancel tour dates (including All Points West) and to push their upcoming album release, Hot Sauce Committee. MCA has a form of cancer localized in the parotid gland, which is luckily treatable. To focus on the positive side, he assures us that his voice will not be affected by the treatment.

Nouvelle Vague At The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza, 6/17

Nouvelle Vague play The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on June 17th – one of the first shows in their tour across the USA and Europe.

The band’s latest, 3, picks up where Bande A Part left off, and this time they’re performing duets with the original singers. Aside from the reggae and bossa nova interpretations, the songs are also inspired by country music and bluegrass. For this is what they do best; they take the songs that you adore and make you fall in love with them all over again.

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Afropean Artist Zap Mama’s ReCreation + Tour Dates

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Vocalist and songwriter Marie Daulne aka Zap Mama‘s 7th project ReCreation is out now on Heads Up International, featuring Bilal, G. Love, actor Vincent Cassel (La Haine, Ocean’s Twelve) and several others.

To honor mothers around the world, Zap Mama’s teamed up with CARE and will donate a percentage of the proceeds from the iTunes download of  “Hello To Mama,” the first single.

In the developing world, one woman, every minute of every day, dies giving birth. CARE helps reduce persisting high maternal mortality in the world’s poorest countries.  For more regarding CARE and its partnership with Zap Mama, visit: www.care.org/zapmama.

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Lisa Shaw’s Free Album Release Tour With DJs Miguel Migs & Marques Wyatt At Webster Hall, 4/24

miguelmigs3This Friday April 24, Salted Music singer Lisa Shaw will peform at Webster Hall on her official album release tour for her latest full-length, entitled Free.

Label head of Salted Music and DJ Miguel Migs will spin a set, as will Los Angeles native Marques Wyatt, who graced the decks at our Hudson party last year.  Both will be playing their own unique styles of soulful house.

Staccato, Rekles, Kids With Snakes, Alex English and Gavin Royce will all support the night on the main stage.

Tickets / Guest List: www.gbh.tv

More info at www.websterhall.com

Webster Hall: 125 E 11th St. (3rd & 4th Aves)

Doors 10 PM. 19 + w/ID.

Lisa Shaw’s MySpace
Salted Music
Marques Wyatt’s MySpace