Branches of The Same Tree, the latest album of the celebrated Ghanaian Afro roots artist Rocky Dawuni has been nominated for a Grammy award under the Best Reggae Album category in the 2016 Grammy awards. The Grammy Award which was originally called Gramophone Award first begun in 1959 in the USA.

The album, which is Rocky’s sixth studio album was released in March 2015 on Cumbancha. The artiste embarked on international tours to promote ​the album throughout the year that took him to countries like Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, the UK, Canada and across the USA where he makes his second home.

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Monday night APAP 2016 showcase at Brooklyn Bowl

In addition to our annual Saturday Hilton showcases, we are proud to announce our Monday night 2016 APAP Showcase at Brooklyn Bowl!

Join us, Cambalache, Emel Mathlouthi, Maarja Nuut, DakhaBrakha, and The Battle of Santiago on Monday Jan 18, 2016. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Free w/ APAP badge. Dinner available.

The Nobel Peace Prize Concert is a musical tribute held annually on 11 December every year since 1994 to honor the year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Performers from around the world are proud to join in celebration of this important event, which features music ranging from pop and rock to jazz, classical, blues and country. The special mix of celebrity, celebration and ceremony makes this event a magical night to remember.

This year, one of the recipients is the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a democracy group, which, according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, made a “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy”.

Three of our agents recently traveled to Womex 2015 in Budapest and wandered into what turned out to be a magical daytime showcase by Belem. All of us were instantly mesmerized by their musicianship and artistic vision, so we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to our North American touring roster!

Belem is a duo comprised of Didier Laloy (diatonic accordion) and Kathy Adam (cello). Although they traveled through Europe with the group ‘Panta Rhei’ and shared the stage for Didier’s own projects—Didier Laloy Invites, [Pô-Z]s, Noir’s and Nonsens—we had to wait for 23 years before a direct collaboration emerged.

For decades, Laloy and Adam had been thinking about experimenting with expressive chamber music, and today the duo provide a suite of compositions at the crossroads of their diverse experiences. Belem’s music is strong but simple, subtle and surprising—a music where silence, dynamics, and the most elegant and crazy rhythms are free to intersect. Musical images collide, as this gentle and daring duo lead us on a unique musical journey.