Music News- Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced the release, today their first new music in over four years. "Cumbé" is available now via Rubyworks/ATO Records at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
Recorded in session at Rodrigo y Gabriela's Lumbini Studio in Ixtapa, Mexico, "Cumbé" - which means the dance of people of color , and, in this instance, also pays tribute to the Cumbia music of Colombia - marks an exciting first glimpse of the instrumental guitar duo's hugely anticipated fifth studio album, due to be recorded in October and arrive at last in early 2019. The track is joined by a thrilling live session video, streaming now at the official Rodrigo y Gabriela YouTube channel HERE. Enjoy Cumbe below-
In the meantime, Rodrigo y Gabriela are kicking off a major North American tour, with highlights including two special performances this weekend at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (Gustavo Dudamel, conductor), set for tonight, August 17 and tomorrow, August 18. The tour - which includes both headline dates and festival appearances - continues through mid-September. See itinerary below.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
17 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
18 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
20 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO - SOLD OUT
21 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
22 - Strings Music Festival - Steamboat Springs, CO - SOLD OUT
24 - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
25 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
26 - Mesa Arts Center - Mesa, AZ
28 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA - SOLD OUT
29 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA - SOLD OUT
31 - Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
1 - UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall - Berkeley, CA
4 - Van Duzer Theatre - Arcata, CA
5 - Arlene Schnitezer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
7 - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - Woodinville, WA
8 - SKOOKUM Festival - Vancouver, Canada
11 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR
12 - Britt Pavilion - Jacksonville, OR
14 - Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox - Spokane, WA
15 - Emerson Cultural Center - Bozeman, MT
16 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT
18 - Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Theater - Jackson, WY
19 - Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT
21 - Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA
22 - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Grand Theatre - Reno, NV
23 - Sonoma Harvest Music Festival - Glen Ellen, CA - SOLD OUT
Music News- Global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has unveiled the music video for her re-imagined version of Talking Heads’ iconic song “Once In A Lifetime” (view below) - it's originally from their 1980 landmark album ‘Remain in Light.’ Her radical new version of the album will be released June 8 (Kravenworks Records) and Angelique will be performing “Once In A Lifetime” with her band on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 10.
MUSIC NEWS - Rodrigo y Gabriela's label, ATO Records have announced a spring 2012 concert tour dates to support their soon to be released album Area 52 album ( out January 24). Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab's favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and recorded in Havana with legendary producer Peter Asher and a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of the country's finest young players.
This spring, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be bringing the band C.U.B.A. on the road to better showcase the thrilling and dynamic hybrid of metal, latin and jazz featured on the album in a live setting. It will be the first time in their careers that Rodrigo y Gabriela have toured and performed with a backing band. In addition to the coming tour, Rodrigo y Gabriela were recently confirmed to perform on the upcoming 38th season of the long running tv series Austin City Limits.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 2012 North America Tour Itinerary-
MUSIC NEWS - Michael Franti & Spearhead will return this summer with a much anticipated album, THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE, on August 24th (via Capitol Records/Boo Boo Wax). THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE marks Michael Franti & Spearhead's seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2008's hit All Rebel Rockers.
THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE was conceived after Franti was hospitalized for a ruptured appendix in August 2009. "Music is sunshine. It gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose. You can't hold it in your hands, smell it, taste it or even see it, yet somehow just coming together and feeling these little vibrations that tickle our eardrums can somehow lift us all up out of our most difficult moments in life to unimaginable heights," says Franti.
MUSIC NEWS - A new episode of The Voice Project that featuring Peter Gabriel covering Tom Waits' "In The Neighborhood" was sent out today across five non-profit web sites. Invisible Children, Oxfam America, Resolve Uganda, WITNESS, and HOPE Campaign teamed up to premiere this latest installment. The Voice Project is a music based initiative raising awareness and support for the war torn region of Central East Africa. (watch the video, below).
Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan, Eastern Congo and Central African Republic have been severely affected by the ongoing violence of Joseph Kony's rebel army the LRA in Africa's longest running conflict. Women's groups in Northern Uganda have been using songs to send messages of forgiveness to those abducted and forced to fight, many of whom escape but hide in the bush afraid to return home for fear of reprisals. The songs are played on the radio and passed by word to let the soldiers know they are forgiven and can come home.
MUSIC NEWS - Mexican guitar-shredders, Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their Spring 2010 tour of North America. Shows start up on February 28th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club and run through March wrapping up with a special gig at New York's historic Radio City Music Hall on April 29th (full itinerary is below). The tour is part of Rodrigo y Gabriela's world tour supporting their acclaimed release, 11:11.
11:11 (out via ATO Records) has far more then met the expectations of their fans and critics alike. 11:11 has also been recognized by the NAACP, garnering a nomination in the Outstanding World Music category for the organization's forthcoming Image Awards.