Category: Folk

  • Giovanni Mirabassi: El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

    Giovanni Mirabassi: El pueblo unido jamás será vencido

    Giovanni Mirabassi is an Italian jazz pianist who has been living in Paris since 1992. In 2001, the pianist recorded Avanti!, his first solo album where he revisited with a personal and moving style several popular anthems, songs of resistance, anti-war or partisan songs from around the…

  • Lhasa: Rising

    Lhasa: Rising

    After La Llorona (1997) and The Living Road (2003), Lhasa (2009) is the Mexican-American singer songwriter’s eponymous third album. It was also to be her last one since the recording was released only a few months before her death in 2010 at the age of…

  • Lhasa: El desierto

    Lhasa: El desierto

    Born in the United States from American and Mexican parents, brought up through English and Spanish, travelling during her youth around North and Central America in a converted school bus, then spending her time between Canada and France, Lhasa de Sela (1972-2010) was a true wandering…

  • Jan Johansson: Visa från utanmyra

    Jan Johansson: Visa från utanmyra

    Jan Johansson (1931-1968) is a Swedish jazz pianist who sadly passed away at the young age of 37. He is best known (and revered) for his best-selling 1962 Jazz på Svenska recording. Translating as “Jazz in Swedish”, the recording provides interpretations of popular Swedish folk songs on…

  • Cesária Évora: Mãe Carinhosa

    Cesária Évora: Mãe Carinhosa

    A new song by Cesária Évora is certainly a good excuse to open the floodgates of nostalgia! The Cape Verdean singer passed away in December 2011 after a very successful “late” international career. The singer was 47 when she recorded her first breakthrough album La…

  • Alela Diane & Alina Hardin: Matty Groves

    Alela Diane & Alina Hardin: Matty Groves

    This is another song by Alela Diane which comes  from the Alela & Alina EP (2009) featuring Alina Hardin. On this particular EP, old and new songs arranged with splendid harmonies alternate seamlessly. It includes three compositions, a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s Rake and…

  • Alela Diane: White as diamonds

    Alela Diane: White as diamonds

    Alela Diane is a young singer songwriter from Nevada City, California now living in Portland, Oregon. She is usually associated with Mariee Sioux, another Nevada City native, or with English singer Vashti Bunyan. While she has now changed over a more Folk-Rock sound with her…

  • Daniel Martin Moore: In the Cool of the Day

    Daniel Martin Moore: In the Cool of the Day

    Daniel Martin Moore is a Kentucky-born singer songwriter who grew up immersed in the Southern Baptists’ musical traditions of spirituals, hymns, gospel and choir music. In 2011, the musician set out to record In the Cool of the Day, a collection introducing a personal and…