Papa Amadou Fall and Cheikhou Coulibaly created a sensation in Senegal in 2001 with their song "Yatal Gueew" (Widening the Circle), a plea for tolerance and cooperation among Senegal's many ethnic, social, and religious groups.
Some of the most involving classical scores in recent years have been composed in the Baltics, and this beautifully produced anthology presents the best of the region's contemporary choral music—all performed with the passionate precision connoisseurs have come to expect from the Estonian Chamber Choir, led here by the versatile Paul Hillier.
Nearly 27 million television viewers watched ABC's two-hour documentary that offered a peek into Michael Jackson's unusual private life last night (Feb. 6), Nielsen Media Research said. That's on a par with what television's most popular show, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," draws every week and is comparable to the 26.5 million people who watched the second-season debut of "American Idol" last month on Fox.
Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs." The tribute set will feature 14 selections from Wonder's catalog re-envisioned by the likes of Joe, Glenn Lewis, Eric Clapton, Angie Stone, Mary J. Blige, and more.
It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as veteran rockers the Rolling Stones turned a free concert into an effort to raise awareness about global warming. "You know something, we're all here... for a very good cause, and you should all feel good about yourselves," Stones frontman Mick Jagger said on stage at the Staples Center last night (Feb. 6).
The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001 breakthrough album "Musicforthemorningafter" will be released on April 15 through Columbia. Titled "Day I Forgot," the forthcoming set was recorded in the same Los Angeles-area garage studio as its predecessor with producers R. Walt Vincent and Brad Wood.