World Music

  1. UK Musicians' Union, Artists, Labels Protest BBC Canceling Scottish 'Global Gathering' Show

    May 01, 2012 12:58 PM EDT The BBC has once again got the music industry up in arms following plans to axe the Scottish-themed Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering, a long-running music program on the regional broadcaster BBC Radio Scotland. Global Gathering, which has ...

  2. Cesaria Evora, Grammy-Winning Singer, Dead at 70

    December 17, 2011 12:48 PM EST Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora, known as the "Bare ...

  3. BBC Axes Awards For World Music

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to axe its Radio 3 Awards for World Music, one of the leading international showcases for the genre. A BBC Radio 3 spokeswoman said in a statement today that the awards would not be staged this year as the broadcaster "felt it was ...

  4. Belize Musician Andy Palacio Dies, Aged 47

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Andy Palacio, the musician from Belize who generated unprecedented worldwide awareness about Garifuna culture and music, died in Belize on Saturday night (Jan. 19) from complications following a massive stroke a few days earlier. He was 47 years o ...

  5. O'Donnell Begins North American Trek

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Daniel O'Donnell will embark on his largest North American tour to date, visiting approximately 3,000- to 5,000-capacity venues, beginning with four concerts at Ontario's Niagara Falls Memorial Arena from Dec. 3-7. Those l ...

  6. Miley Cyrus Doubles Up at No. 1

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a showdown between two of America's sweethearts for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. In one corner, Disney Channel's Miley Cyrus and in the other, "American Idol" champ Kelly Clarkson ... In the end, Cyrus came out ...

  7. 'Minutes To Midnight' Parks at Euro Chart Summit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. keeps a lock on the top two European Top 100 Albums titles. The composite survey continues to be led by Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.), with the former chart-topper Michael Bublé's ...

  8. Linkin Park Strolls To Euro Chart No. 1

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One Warner Bros. act replaces another at the European Top 100 Albums summit as Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) succeeds Michael Bublé's "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise) at No. 1. In th ...

  9. Buble Rises To European Chart Peak

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums chart with "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise), after bestselling starts in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The Canadian singer's album als ...

  10. Avril Continues Euro Albums Chart Rule

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While Avril Lavigne starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), there's a new champion on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as "Beautiful Liar" (World Music/Columbia ...

  11. Farka Toure Honored Posthumously With BBC Award

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The late Ali Farka Toure, Somalian hip-hop artist K'naan and New York-based gypsy punks Gogol Bordello were among the winners at this year's BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. The winners were announced in London March 31; they will rec ...

  12. WMI Lets Rhino Loose

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is unleashing Rhino worldwide. The well-recognized U.S.-based reissues and compilations specialist will initially be rolled out in 15 markets, coalescing all Warner's international catalog operations -- including Wa ...