David Bromberg 's range of material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace.
Balkana, a group of two singers and eight instrumentalists from Bulgaria, are to perform traditional music for dancing in a benefit party for and at the Ethnic Folk Arts Center, 179 Varick Street (691-9510), on Sunday.
Ethnic Music Tests Limits in China.
Ethnic music in Minnesota.
Last week I asked readers to comment on the suggested addition of a new category -- for Traditional/Ethnic music -- to this year's Houston Press Music Awards.
In Afghanistan, a country where the Taliban once banned all music, one music school is bringing together boys and girls from different ethnic groups to make music together and get a complete education.
In the 1970s and '80s many Bulgarian musicians lived in fear of serving prison time: as part of a depressing communist-era attempt to foster national unity, ethnic music, particularly Turkish and Gypsy, was strictly forbidden.
Angry musicians will protest outside Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony over a decision to cut 31 ethnic and minority musical categories from the music industry's top awards.
There once was a time where partying to the music of the "old country" was relegated to ethnic halls.
So she teamed with a group called IWES (Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies) and the Essence Music Festival to take on a transformation for 150 women.