As mentioned in an earlier issue, due to various time
demands, newsletters and website updates will be somewhat
irregular until a little later in the fall. However, I thought
I'd send a brief notice, about two time-sensitive items:
1. Youruba Andabo:
Oct. 12 at the Phoenix
If you like Cuban music, you won't want to miss this
show. For details see
http://www.cubaintoronto.com/, and also
http://www.yorubandabo.com/ for more on the band.
2. Oxford American annual Music Issue
And, if you enjoy any variety of American southern music,
grab a copy of this annual magazine as soon as you can. The
quarterly publication calls itself "The Southern Magazine of
good writing". It is that, and its annual music issue also
becomes the Southern Magazine of great music and music
writing. Filled with articles, and profiles of more than 25
musicians, all of whom are featured on the included CD.
Those CD's were described by one New York Times columnist as
"so smart and eclectic
they probably belong in the Smithsonian."
You can read my article on last
year's music issue here:
Details and some excerpts of the
issue are on the magazine's website:
Some of the better magazine dealers
around town carry the issue in limited quantities, but act
fast. I went to my neighbourhood Book City today to look for
it. Their four copies just arrived yesterday, and I managed
to buy the last one.
event lists are
still being updated, if not as frequently or thoroughly as they
were (or will be). Check out some upcoming shows, including an
amazing three-month long "Afrikan Arts and Millenium Cultural
Arts Feastival" at the Trane Studio. See
And, you can look forward to a return
visit from the Tuareg desert rockers from Mali, Tinariwen,
returning Nov. 20 via Small World Music.