CE Welcomes Dhafer Youssef to the roster!

We are pleased to announce the exclusive signing of Dhafer Youssef for North America. Considered to be the most inventive oud master today, Dhafer Youssef has been widely hailed internationally as a performer of the highest cultural importance, and is an author of a unique musical style that unites his native North African roots with Read more | Click here to watch the new album trailer


Bhi Bhiman featured in ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ for a Trump-free America

Bhi Bhiman takes on Donald Trump’s Putin obsession in his song “With Love, From Russia” as part of the “30 days, 30 songs” project. Learn more about the inspiration for the song at Paste Read more about the “30 days, 30 songs” project and hear contributions from other artists at The Atlantic For more information on Read more | Read more about the "30 days, 30 songs" project


Leyla McCalla on the cover of fRoots Magazine, “Little Sparrow” video premiers at Afropunk

Leyla McCalla is on the cover of fRoots Magazine womex issue. To see the full issue, visit http://www.frootsmag.com/.   Her video for “Little Sparrow” also premiers today at Afropunk. Watch the video here!   For more info on Leyla McCalla and upcoming tour dates visit her artist page. Read more

Rhiannon Giddens, photo by Michael Weintrob  Nonesuch Records.

Rhiannon Giddens wins Steve Martin Banjo Award!

Rhiannon Giddens is this year’s winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Giddens said in an interview with The New York Times, “I don’t want it to bring attention to me — I want it to bring attention to my banjo. I exist to tell the story of that thing.” You can read Read more | Read the full article at The New York TImes

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