During the Arab Spring, as protestors flooded the streets in protest against the ruling elite, it was music that galvanized their spirit and communicated their message out loud. Powerful chants, soaring traditional melodies, and articulate hip-hop radiated throughout the revolutions. The Rough Guide charts the best underground tunes by El Tanbura, Sami Yusuf and Freemuse award winner Ramy Essam. Bonus CD "Revolution erupts" by Ramy Essam.
Hailing from New Jersey, the trailblazing band, whose creative energy and unwavering artistic commitment has reverberated through underground subculture and in tastemaker circles alike since the late 1990s, return with renewed passion and unrivaled skill with their fifth full-length album. The album represents a new holistic pinnacle of the band's constantly evolving and engaging dynamics.
The five-time Grammy winner, producer, and songwriter returned to the studio earlier this year to produce his first project of original music in the tropical genre in nearly a decade. His first single, Vivir Mi Vida, obtained the #1 position on iTunes, national radio, and Billboard charts.
Neo-soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne will release his third full length album, Where Does This Door Go. The recording features a artfully crafted selection of retro soul tunes.
Angels and Saints at Ephesus features seventeen English and Latin pieces sung a cappella on the feasts of the holy Saints and angels throughout the year at their Priory in the heart of America. In the pure fusion of their now well established bell-like choir sound, the Sisters once again radiate peace with their hymns of Praise of God in the company of all of His angels and Saints.