Folkfinds: Brendan Taaffe’s “Train On The Island”

  Brattleboro, VT’s Brendan Taaffe takes a wide ranging approach to folk; he’s got a Masters in Irish fiddle, has studied mbira playing and choral arrangement in Zimbabwe, and composes new songs in American traditions including shape note and old-time. His band The New Line focuses on incorporating his mbira … → read more

MONOSWEZI: Monoswezi Yanga

Monoswezi Yanga

          MONOSWEZI Monoswezi Yanga Tugboat 1090 www.worldmusic.net   The second release from Monoswezi builds on their impressive debut. With a sound built on the unlikely twin foundations of Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) and Scandinavian jazz. Fronted by vocalist and mbira player Hope Masike, the material is … → read more