Dominique Pinto's new album is everything her stage name represents, delicate, very simple acoustic songs that could almost be lullabies. And they come with history. Pinto was born in Brazil, but at a young age moved to Argentina by herself, before making her way to France, where her political career really took off.
Brooklyn Babylon is one of the most anticipated compilations of jazz music this year — but with roots as a score for a multimedia epic, composer Darcy James Argue spent a long while debating with himself on whether he should even release it to the public separate from the multimedia.
Jessie Ware has been a popular singer in the United Kingdom, coming out of the same community that produced Adele and Florence Welch. Ware's bringing her newest album to the United States finally, with a debut this week.
Margaret Thatcher was controversial in her life. As the world contemplated her legacy, a number of musicians who composed songs opposing Thatcher's time as British prime minister recalled how they felt and the songs they wrote while she was in office.
Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain are widely known for their distinctive, Indian music. It's an example of the type of music that's also a uniting force for the country's Hindus and Muslims. The two musicians have brought their music to the United States.
The career of Jimi Hendrix was like a firecracker, bright, but short-lived. Some of his music hasn't been heard since he played it, particularly from some of his live performances. But a new recording is bringing new life to a February 1969 performance of his in the U.K.
Traveling from the U.S. west coast to West Africa, a Portland-based musicologist set out to record traditional guitar music. But once he arrived, he discovered a specific cell phone technology had become a major component of the Saharan music culture.
When four Mormons went on their mission trips to China, they unlocked a passion for Chinese music. They learned new instruments that have allowed them to present a completely different type of music from anything heard in the United States.
Hungary's not a country you associate with coast lines. And for good reason. It's land-locked. But a new surf rock band is bringing a new type of sound to the country's culture -- and it's decidedly less dreary than usual.
Lara Bello's new Flamenco album is inspired by an American. But its roots, and its title, are absolutely Spanish. Bello grew up in Granada, surrounded by Flamenco culture. And her new album reflects that culture.