1. N'Dour Nixes Tour In Protest Of War

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Senegal's Youssou N'Dour has canceled a planned seven-week North American tour due to the possible war in Iraq. "It is my strong conviction that the responsibility for disarming Iraq should rest with Senegal's Youssou N'Dour has canceled a planned seven-week North…

  2. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  3. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  5. Santana, Nelson To Headline Nobel Concert

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The Dec. 11 concert will pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter, who is being hon Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's…

  6. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  7. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to …

  8. Nothing's in Vain (Coono du Réér)

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese singer/songwriter Youssou N'Dour has created a particularly beautiful and heartwarming set with Nothing's in Vain. Senegalese singer/songwriter Youssou N'Dour has created a particularly beautiful and heartwarming set with Nothing's in Vain. One of the principal…

  9. N'Dour Returns With 'Nothing In Vain'

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko," with the first worldwide release through his current Nonesuch/EastWest deal. "Nothing's in Vain (Coono Du Réér)" is due Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour follows his 2000 set, "Joko,…

  10. Assembly

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A gripping fusion of traditional African song and electronica, Assembly is a masterpiece created by Tanzanian singer Dr. A gripping fusion of traditional African song and electronica, Assembly is a masterpiece created by Tanzanian singer Dr. Hukwe Zawose and Canadian musician/producer Michael…

  11. Magnetic Fields Sign With Nonesuch

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Critically adored independent rock outfit Magnetic Fields, led by Stephin Merritt, has signed a multi-album deal with Nonesuch following four albums for Merge. The first album under the new arrangemen Critically adored independent rock outfit Magnetic Fields, led by Stephin Merritt, has…

  12. Pirates Choice

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST This two-disc set revisits one of the great bands in the history of West African music. This two-disc set revisits one of the great bands in the history of West African music. The tunes contained here were released in Senegal 20 years ago and eventually made their way to Europe but have…

  13. Billboard Bits: Nobel Concert, Brooks, Destiny's Child

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Concert, Garth Brooks, Destiny's Child Destiny's Child and Anastasia are among the latest artists to join the lineup for the Nobel Peace Prize 100th Anniversary Concert. Other performers newly added to the Dec. 11 event at Norway's Oslo Spektrum are Barbara…

  14. McCartney, Wyclef To Play For Peace

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert Dec. 11 in Oslo. Other musical guests set to honor this year's laureate, United Nation Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual…

  15. Groundwork—Act to Reduce Hunger

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. For the uninitiated, Groundwork supports the efforts of…

  16. Plant, Neville Bros., More Set For WOMAD

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature appearances by Robert Plant, the Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, and festival co-founder Peter Gabriel. Set for July 27-29 This year's World of Music, Arts, and Dance (WOMAD) U.S. Festival will feature…

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