Thee Sacred Souls have shared their first new song of 2023, “Running Away”, out today (Penrose / Daptone Records).  “Running Away” is an original song, written by Thee Sacred Souls, and was recorded at Daptone’s Riverside studio in California by producer Gabe Roth.  The 45, backed with “Love Comes Easy,” will be released April 7.

Listen to “Running Away” here:

Today, Venezuelan singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ane Díaz announced her debut album Despechada, out June 9 via Rain Phoenix’s label, LaunchLeft. Inspired by her beloved homeland of Caracas, Venezuela, the album is a reflection of Díaz’s homesickness for her country. “Despechada means heartbroken or without your soul,” says Díaz.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Samba, who has quietly emerged as a phenomenon racking up over 8 million total streams, has released his new single “Create Something” (Minor Version) featuring Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body, an updated version of Samba’s reggae-tinged fan favorite hit from his 2022 album, Far From Forever (LAW Records). PRESS HERE to listen.

Outlaw Reggae outfit Lion Heights are excited to announce their long-awaited album False Reality. Lion Heights is an unforgettable reggae experience with talent destined for launch into international recognition. With their first full-length LP since 2017, the band is ready to showcase six years of hard work to the world. False Reality is due out on April 7th.


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Motéma Music, now celebrating its 20th year as one of the world's premier jazz/world labels, will release FlamenKora, a self-titled debut album from a new trio that unites West African Mande music with authentic Spanish flamenco guitar and American and Euro jazz trumpet to create a transglobal collaboration unlike any other. FlamenKora features German-born, New York-based trumpeter Volker Goetze, Senegalese born, Paris-based kora master and vocalist Ali Boulo Santo Cissoko, with the rising Madrid flamenco guitar sensation, Alejandro Moreno.

50 years, and counting, creating timeless works of art Hugh Syme is a award-winning Canadian illustrator, designer, graphic artist and musician who will open a new exhibition Hugh Syme: Imagine This in California beginning Thursday, June 1 at Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles as was announced recently on SiriusXM’s TrunkNation hosted by Eddie Trunk. The Los Angeles gallery will mark the third in a series of gallery openings for Syme, having hosted stops in Indianapolis in 2019 and Austin in 2022. Musichead Gallery is located at 7420 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Hot on the heels of their successful rollout of The Songwriter Tapes Vol. 1, dynamic trio Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and Barry Dean are already onto the next installment. Today, the trio released Vol.

A brilliant percussionist who plays tumbadoras, Cajon, Barril de Bomba, Bata (Itotele), quinto, shekere, gua-gua, clave, and guiro along with other rhythmic instruments, Chembo Corniel can always be relied upon to create musical excitement. It is little wonder that he has long been in demand by the who’s who of Latin music and Jazz.

Touted by Carlos Santana as "a work of supreme creativity”, Manhattan-based artist Nevaris has announced his forthcoming 'Reverberations' LP, to be released this spring via celebrated boutique label M.O.D.

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