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GALLERY: Latin Nations 2017

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Shanghai's biggest Latin party was a total success! Thousands of folks came out to celebrate the 2nd annual Latin Nations Gastronomic Festival, which combined all of the best pieces of Latin American culture. [ more › ]

Joan Shelley – Self-Titled

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

When I met Joan Shelley at last year’s Newport Folk Festival, she was just as authentic as her songs. She had a truly insightful take on her own career that matched the sensibility in her songs. He new self-titled album has moved a bit away from the simple approach with guitarist Nathan Salzburg to add […]

Wilco Let Fans Vote For Which Album They’ll Play At Solid Sound And The Winner Might Surprise You

Wilco asked fans to vote on which album they should play in full at Solid Sound Festival, and the result might surprise you (or maybe it won't!). Folks who voted in the poll ended up choosing Being There over Yankee Hotel Foxtrot -- the two were running neck-and-neck for awhile. Wilco will perform the album…

Good Deed Nabs ‘American Folk’; Gravitas Picks Up ‘Kim Dotcom: Caught In The Web’

Good Deed Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to American Folk (f.k.a September 12th), from first-time filmmaker David Heinz. The film, which debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows...Show More Summary

TV Upfronts 2017 Schedule: Presentations & Parties

With a writers strike averted and TV folks descending on New York, here again is Deadline’s handy list of the upfront festivities. There are two changes since we first published the list more than two and-a-half weeks ago. WME’s late-night...Show More Summary

In Its Eighth Year, Kingman Island Festival Focuses on Zero Waste

Kingman Island's annual one-day festival is back, with dozens of bluegrass, Americana and folk artists and an innovative zero-waste goal. [ more › ]

The internet is having trouble feeling sorry for the folks at Fyre Festival

To hear the event organizers tell it: "Things got off to an unexpected start at day one of Fyre Festival." To hear anyone actually at the festival tell is: This thing is a rich Instagram model's nightmare. SEE ALSO: Rough dispatchesShow More Summary

Farm-to-festival: Thai folk music strikes a global chord

Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band's hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes. "I had no idea foreigners like molam," says...Show More Summary

Estonian Folk Tale ‘November’ Acquired By Oscilloscope – Tribeca

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to November, the Rainer Sarnet-directed drama based on Estonian folklore that is having its international premiere this evening at the Tribeca Film Festival. A 2017 theatrical...Show More Summary

Easter

I’ve been on holiday over Easter, going to the National Folk Festival in Canberra, which is why I haven’t posted for a while. One thing that struck me during my break was the Easter editorial in the Oz. In place of the usual vague pieties, it was a full-scale blast of Christianism, demanding that Australians […]

Songhoy Blues announce Resistance 6/16/17

last monthMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Last year I had the pleasure of going to Newport Folk Festival for the first time of my life. Songhoy Blues were originally were on the list and they were on my must-see list until they had to cancel. Songhoy Blues are a four-piece from Mali that is a hybrid of a number of musical [...]

A Brooklyn Festival That Keeps Folk Music Weird

To write about folk music is to confront an assortment of American mythologies, some innocent, some odious. No one really knows what the phrase “folk music” means anymore—songs played on acoustic instruments, with acknowledgements paid (in one form or another) to the past, feels vague enough to be accurate. Show More Summary

In a political year, Latino artists storm the undercard at Coachella

Since it emerged out of the alternative rock scene in 1999, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has featured many acts spanning hip-hop, folk, EDM, pop, heavy metal and classic rock. Yet one style of music has long been underrepresented on the grounds of the posh Empire Polo Club in Indio:...

Five things to do around Canberra this Easter long weekend

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you are staying in town over Easter then the main event is the National Folk Festival. With more than 200 artists performing there will be plenty to see, listen to and do. If you’re not heading to the festival then there are two footy matches to choose between on Saturday night — AFL at […]

Former concrete factory begins anew as an alternative high school with no curriculum

A former concrete factory west of Copenhagen has taken its first steps towards transformation into an experimental Danish folk high school. Designed by MVRDV and Cobe, the Roskilde Festival Folk High School that’s broken ground willShow More Summary

Your Guide to APRIL Festival's Last Ever Event

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Go Kiss APRIL Festival Good-Bye by Rich Smith A fter five years of curating boozy literary events that connected Seattle readers to small-press writers from all over the country, the folks running APRIL Festival are calling it quits....Show More Summary

Creepy Goat-Men Are the Stars of Sardinia’s Annual Citrus Festival

The Sagra degli Agrumi in Sardinia is a celebration of the end of the citrus season, featuring folk songs and locals decked in traditional outfits. Oh, and terrifying monsters, too.

Regina Spektor expands tour, playing SummerStage & Newport Folk Fest

Regina Spektor expanded her 2017 tour to include shows at Central Park Summerstage and Newport Folk Festival. Continue reading…

SXSW 2017: Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, & More Bring Jazz To Mazda Studio At Empire Kickoff

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Despite snowstorms arcing across the eastern half of the States threatening to strand festivalgoers, industry folk, and musicians alike, the music portion of SXSW 2017 got off to about as active a start as the festival has led us to expect in its recent years. Stereogum is taking over the Mazda Studio At Empire Garage…

What everyone’s been buzzing about at SXSW 2017

For 10 days in March, Austin becomes an interactive playground for inquisitive and tech-savvy folks from all over the world. During the SXSW Conference and Festivals?, big ideas about digital technology, design, culture and more come...Show More Summary

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