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Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

An example of what pure joy and gratitude should sound like, Giada Valenti’s “Gracias a La Vida” is a worthy tribute to life.

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Dálava – The Book of Transfigurations (2017)

Even without the benefit of no expectations this time around, Julia Úlehla and Aram Bajakian’s ‘The Book of Transfigurations’ manages to captivate like that first Dálava album.

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon, Banda Maguey and others performed at the gorgeous Eagles Club Ballroom – a space built for the likes of Glenn Miller.

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

George Harrison established his songwriting skills on “Within You Without You,” an often-overlooked Beatles track that boldly explored Indian styles.

Paul Simon’s Graceland stirred outsized praise, and some criticisms too

Paul Simon’s Graceland stirred outsized praise, and some criticisms too

To paraphrase Paul Simon, these are songs of miracle and wonder. Decades after its August 25, 1986 release, however, ‘Graceland’ still sparks controversy.

Novalima's new album, Planetario, is out now.

Novalima – Planetario (2015)

‘Planetario’ may be Novalima’s most accessible release to date, but the Afro-Peruvian electronica group still packs quite a wallop.

Aram Bajakian + Julia Úlehla – Dálava (2014)

Aram Bajakian and Julia Úlehla have combined the richness of the old music of Moravia with the freshness and boldness of the new like no one else has done before with the ethnic music of Central and Estern Europe..

George Harrison, “The Inner Light (alt. take)” from The Apple Years (2014): One Track Mind

George Harrison, “The Inner Light (alt. take)” from The Apple Years (2014): One Track Mind

There are new insights for Beatles fans in ‘The Apple Years’ set, too.

Something Else! sneak peek: Aram Bajakian + Julia Úlehla, “Ej, lásko, lásko” (2014)

Bajakian and Úlehla make “Ej, lásko, lásko” fresh and edgy, despite it’s long-ago, faraway origins.

Juaneco Y Su Combo: The Birth Of Jungle Cumbia (2013)

I always think of music born from culture as being a purely organic thing. Say, the country blues of the American south; the chants of Tibet; the music of the Sufis. But here we have a counterexample

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