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By: Karla Arguello For the past few months, Rhythm Foundation has been working closely with the GroundUp Music team on the GroundUp Music Festival hosted by jazz collective Snarky Puppy, taking place at the North Beach Bandshell on February 10-12, 2017. This past weekend, Snarky Puppy performed at the Havana International Jazz Festival… Read more »

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Longtime Rhythm Foundation member John Sowell shared a story from this weekend’s New York Times, about the time-capsule home in Paris of French musician/producer/provacateur Serge Gainsbourg. We are #tbt remembering that most amazing concert from 2003, when the divine Jane Birkin arrived with an ensemble of top Moroccan musicians for a concert… Read more »

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Our favorite Ethiopian Jazz keyboard player and accordionist, Hailu Mergia, has a new release out!   The album Wede Harer Guzo is not actually a new release but a re-release. It was recorded in the 1970s in Ethiopia and mostly forgotten about until now, thanks to Awesome Tapes from Africa who rereleased the album this June. As… Read more »

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Marco Benevento has premiered a new music video for his single “Dropkick”! The song hints at what’s to come on his next studio album, The Story of Fred Short, due out in Spring 2016. #TBT It has been a little over a month since we got the chance to see Marco perform this… Read more »

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This Throwback Thursday we are checking in with Astro, the otherworldly Chilean Electro-Pop band who returns with sophomore album ‘Chicos de la Luz,’ due out tomorrow July 24th! Give the second single, ‘Druida,’ a listen which premiered on Consequence of Sound.    The group played a Florida debut at the… Read more »

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The Miami International Film Festival, produced & presented by Miami Dade College, begins March 6. Of course, we are very excited about the music films they are screening, particularly the film Paco de Lucia: A Journey. World renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia is an artist very near and dear to… Read more »

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This Throwback Thursday we remember with a heavy heart two Rhythm Foundation performers and very special musicians who recently passed away- Allen Juste, beloved accordion player and one of the founders of the Lakou Mizik project, and Julien Weiss, founder of the Al-Kindi Ensemble.  Allen Juste passed away on February 18th in… Read more »

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Zero 7, the British electronica duo led by Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, began their musical careers as studio engineers and in 1997 formed the band. Among the vocalists who gave voice to their triphop melodies, a frequent collaborator was the beautifully bizarre Sia Furhler.  She is featured on Zero 7’s first big single Zero 7 single “Destiny” as well as many… Read more »

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It’s an early Throwback Thursday this week (Thanksgiving and all), and we are very happy to congratulate one of the Rhythm Foundation favorite performers Jorge Drexler, who had a victorious week last week at the Latin Grammys. We have worked with Drexler several times, most recently last year at the New World Center. The… Read more »