The Award-Winning Brazilian Vocal Group ORDINARIUS will be making its debut U.S. tour in January 2018. Mixing vibrant harmonies and rhythms, ORDINARIUS has breathed new life into Brazil's most beloved songs, from traditional choros to the music of Carmen Miranda.
Two World Music instrumental virtuosos are joining together for a historic tour when South African kora guitarist DEREK GRIPPER and Indian slide guitarist DEBASHISH BHATTACHARYA make their North American touring debut in September 2017. Each has re-defined the styles of music possible on their instruments, inventing new playing techniques and composing new works which bring out the full array of their talents
For INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT's 18th year of touring in January/February 2018, founder Brian Gore will be turning over the hosting honors to Germany's Gypsy Jazz master Lulo Reinhardt. He will be joined by three incredibly dynamic musicians--the young Canadian sensation Calum Graham, Poland's innovative classical composer/performer Marek Pasieczny, and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.
Grammy nominee KAHULANUI, whose Swing arrangements of the Hawaiian classics has taken the Mainland by storm, will be offering a variety of performance formats for the 2017-2018 season. They can appear as the Core Four that started the group (guitar, bass, drums and ukulele), the Rhythm 'N Brass (the Core Four plus trumpet and sax) and the Whole Nine Yards (guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, steel guitar, trumpet sax, trombone and baritone sax). And of course, the inimitable vocals of ground leader Lena Naipo.
LAS MIGAS will be returning to North America for their 2nd tour in October 2017. Their 2016 debut tour will include stops throughout the U.S., eastern Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. These four gifted and stylish women from Barcelona were brought together by their love for Flamenco music and dance, which has now matured to also include upbeat Latin rhythms and pensive ballads.
ADONIS PUENTES is finishing work on a new CD of original songs produced by Spanish Harlem Orchestra leader Oscar Hernandez. On tour, Adonis' Voice of Cuba orchestra includes the finest Cuban musicians from the U.S., Canada, and of course Cuba.