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Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña – Salsanimal

Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña , the 2013 Grammy Award winner for BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM: “Retro” is back with a vengeance!Marlow’s new CD “Salsanimal” will be released on 29th July 2014. The album includes ...
Tito Puente, Jr. and his Orchestra – Got Mambo

Tito Puente, Jr. and his Orchestra – Got Mambo?

Tito Puente, Jr.'s new release "Got Mambo" has sparks flying everywhere. With fantastic guests like Ricky Melendez, Kevin Ceballo, Bobby Cruz (with a tip-of-the-hat to Puente, Sr. on "Ay Cariño"), José Arroro a...
Keith Frank – Too Much Is Never Enough

Keith Frank – Too Much Is Never Enough

Zydeco, the accordion-based music of Creoles in Southwest Louisiana, has been bringing people of all races to dance floors for generations. Born and raised in a family of Creole musicians that can trace their l...
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Marlow Rosado – Retro

Marlow Rosado’s newest album Retro won the 2013 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album and who can be surprised considering his extensive and diverse work in the past? He is constantly sought after for his musica...
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Isle Dernière – EP

Isle Dernière is the latest incarnation of Louisiana francophone music. Original songs about life and death, love and heartbreak, the natural and the supernatural, all sung in Louisiana French with intense, pow...
Luis Disla- The Prophecy

Luis Disla- The Prophecy

The Prophecy is a collection of well-constructed compositions mostly in the fusion/smooth jazz tradition ("Reasons", "Nucleus", "Brigette", "Stick to it"), some with a touch of Latin jazz (Down for the Count", ...
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The Universal Quartet – Light

Universal Quartet was founded in August 2008 by trumpeter Kasper Tranberg and drummer Kresten Osgood – two strong voices on the European jazz scene today. With their new release Light they continue their histor...
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Mounawar – Sawa

Sawa is the first album of this Comorian artist living in La Réunion, Mounawar. "Sawa" is the balance of things in Anjouan. For Mounawat, it is an awareness in relation to what he wants to do, what he does and ...
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Luther François – Castries Underground

Saint Lucian saxophonist Luther Francois is one of the region’s most widely acclaimed composer, arranger and music educators. Recorded in the Helen of the West Indies (St. Lucia) Luther François shares tenor sa...
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Carl Gustave – Still Rollin’

Still Rollin’ is a collection of some of Carl Gustave’s best songs from previous albums. He is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer with a musical style spanning blues, jazz, rock, soul and reggae. He h...
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Lost Bayou Ramblers – Mammoth Waltz

The Lost Bayou Ramblers from Pilette, Louisiana, recorded “Mammoth Waltz” at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. This album features numerous star guest appearances from, the Violent Femmes's Gordon Gano to actres...
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Christine Salem – Salem Tradition

An author-composer-performer with impressive charisma, Christine Salem, from Réunion Island, adds touches of Swahili and Arabic to Reunion Creole. Her new album entitled "Salem Tradition" is a tribute to her fi...
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Brushy One String – Destiny

Brushy’s very first studio album, Destiny was released in April 2013. The veteran musician evokes the sweetness of soul singers like Percy Sledge and Louis Armstrong, the grit and wit of a Delta blues-man, all ...