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Co-presented by River to River and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk-band to socially conscious Haitian songs and from ambient folk and electronica to the New York debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, this Caribbean and Latin America festival travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of traditional and contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Fronteras series curator Isabel Soffer of Live Sounds, has been at the forefront of the global music scene in the US since its formativeRead More
Co-presented by River to River and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds. From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk-band to socially conscious Haitian songs and from ambient folk and electronica to the New York debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, this Caribbean and Latin America festival travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of traditional and contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Fronteras series curator Isabel Soffer of Live Sounds, has been at the forefront of the global music scene in the US since its formativeRead More
Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 5:30 PM @ The Uplands South Street Seaport (between Fulton & Front St) Free Co-presented by River to River and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk-band to socially conscious Haitian songs and from ambient folk and electronica to the New York debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, this Caribbean and Latin America festival travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of traditional and contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Fronteras series curator Isabel SofferRead More
BélO will be performing at the 47th Montreux Jazz festival on July 15, 2013 at music in the Park. Montreux Jazz Festival was founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince. BélO has been hailed as Haiti’s musical ambassador to the world. A socially conscious singer-songwriter with a sophisticatedRead More

Posted On March 14, 2013By altonIn News

BélO Releasing New Single "Banm Nouvel Ou"

Haitian Fusionist Artist BélO Releasing New Single”Banm Nouvel Ou” Haitian fusionist Artist BélO (Radio France International Discoveries Prix winner 2006), is releasing a new single, “Banm Nouvel Ou”(Tell me about you). Fans can download the single on soundclound, for free, for a limited time offer. “Banm Nouvel Ou” is the first single to be released off BélO’s next album scheduled for 2014. There isn’t a box big enough to contain BélO’s muse. For those of you who are just getting comfortable with BélO’s laid back musical style, think again. BélO’sRead More
Center Stage is a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. __________________________________ BélO, Haiti’s outspoken groove innovator, interweaves the Afro-Caribbean depths of Haitian tradition with a progressive voice forRead More

Posted On October 26, 2012By altonIn News

BélO On the Move with Ragganga

Born in Haiti, BélO is a young, socially conscious artist committed to the Haitian cause. With his musical style known as ‘Ragganga,’ he and his band deliver a sophisticated, high-energy sound, mixing jazz, rock, reggae, and “Rara” traditional Vodou rhythms. BélO is active in many humanitarian efforts to rebuild Haiti. Center StageSM is the largest public diplomacy effort in recent history to bring foreign artists to American communities. Administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, this public-private partnership is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s BureauRead More