Locarno Celebrates Saints and Souls - October 19th, 2011

Come and join us for a free concert at CBC Vancouver’s Studio 40.

Friday, Oct. 28
CBC Vancouver – Studio 40
700 Hamilton Street
Show starts 7:30 PM. Doors at 6:30 PM
For more information click on the link
Immé wins Best World Recording of the Year - October 26th, 2010


 Immé wins Best World Recording of the Year
Alpha and Western Canadian Music Award

On October 24th, Alpha Yaya Diallo’s album Immé was awarded the Best World Recording of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards at their BreakOut West Conference held in Kelowna, BC. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Superbly Polished Diallo - March 31st, 2010

World Music Central has recently review Alpha Yaya Diallo’s latest Jericho Beach release, Immé. World Music Central is a wonderful site filled with current reviews and information that will be of interest to all fans of world music. Click the link to visit the site and click review to read.

Tanya Tagaq interviewed on BBC World Service - January 6th, 2010

On November 4, 2009, Tanya was interviewed for the BBC The World Today.
The program was broadcast on the BBC World Service on January 3, 2010. Here it is here for those who may have missed it.
BBC World \”The World Today\”

New Album from Alpha Yaya Diallo – Immé - December 13th, 2009

Immé, Alpha’s sixth album will be released this coming February 24. Immé is the first solo album in nearly five years and represents a subtle shift in his sound. Alpha has been working on the project for about a year and brought some new friends to join him; Doura Barry added, guitar, vocals and harmonica on two songs. He also co-wrote Wondigal. Tommy Babin and Victor Napoles were invited to add bass on several tracks. Chris Gesterin is found on Hammond organ and Alpha’s friend from the African Guitar Summitt, ‘Kofi’ Ackah came to Vancouver to record the drum tracks. Sekou Dioubate added goni and Nabby Camera brought his balafon.Violinist, Jesse Zubot added not only his incredible skills as a player but also produced three tracks but also mixed the album…. Stay tuned for more information.


Tungijuq (Tanya’s first video) - September 14th, 2009

Tungijuq is more of a short film than a music video. It is a thought-provoking meditation on the seal-hunt and what it means to the traditional way of life. Tanya created the mystical, form-shifting fantasy and filmmakers Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael brought the idea to life. Jesse Zubot and producer Juan Hernandez joined Tanya to create the music and the seven minute film includes an appearance by Cannes-winning actor Zacharias Kunuk. Tungijuq is a cinematic and musical expression of the organic and indisputable reality of hunting in Inuit culture. The work was produced by Kunuk Cohn Productions and Igloolik Isuma Productions.

September 10-19: World Premiere at the 2009 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
October 7-18: Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2009
October 14-18: ImagineNATIVE Film Festival 2009
November 2009: TV Broadcast on Bravo
December 2: Film Forum, New York, Opening Film of the US Theatres release of Before Tomorrow (Isuma Productions 3rd feature film.)

New tour dates added - February 11th, 2009

Juno nominees Tanya Tagaq and Ndidi Onukwulu are touring Europe and BC and Alberta respectively. Check out the links to the right.

3 Juno Nominations for Jericho Beach Artists - February 4th, 2009

We are thrilled to announce that two of our 2008 releases are nominated for Juno Awards.

Tanya Tagaq’s Auk / Blood is nominated in two categories, Aboriginal Album of the Year and Instrumental Album of the Year.

Ndidi Onukwulu’s The Contradictor is nominated in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo category.

The 2009 JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV on Sunday, March 29 from GM Place in Vancouver, BC.

Klezmer Mongrels: new from Geoff Berner - February 4th, 2009

Geoff Berner’s latest album, “Klezmer Mongrels” released October 24 on the 9pm label in Europe, and January — 2009 in Canada, is the ultimate expression of his aggressive kind of klezmer. It’s a klezmer punk folk dance album about mixed-breeds of all kinds.

This is the third album of his “Whiskey Rabbi” trilogy, all recorded with the rough sound of blaring accordion, the virtuosic, scraping fiddle of Diona Davies, and the thumping, insistent rhythm of Wayne Adams’ percussion.

Catch Geoff live. Tour dates listed through the link to the right.

Read what some critics are saying about Klezmer Mongrels:
Vue Weekly Pop Matters

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Tagaq receives 4 nominations for Auk~Blood - September 18th, 2008

The 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Award Nominees were announced today, giving ‘Auk~Blood’ four nods for:

Best Album Cover Design
Best Album of The Year
Best Female Traditional/Cultural Roots Album
Best Producer

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