Landfall Festival of World Music 2012
CSPS Hall & other venues, Cedar Rapids
Panorama Jazz Band
Sept. 19 @ 5:30 p.m.
As well as jazz (in the tradition of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet), this group has brought a New Orleans approach to various genres from around the world, especially Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Sept. 19-20 @ 7:15pm
Trio Brasileiro performs the great traditional choro music of Brazil by masters like Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and others, as well as their own compositions --- modern reflections of the traditional musical form sometimes referred to as the "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil."
Sept. 19 @ 9 p.m.
Deolinda captures the tension between old and new Lisbon, between traditional fado and the future. The group does an exuberant, often comic take on the fado tradition with sweet, catchy melodies and joyous lyrics.
Sept. 20 @ 5:30pm
Jpp is a driving fiddle supergroup from Kaustinen, Finland.
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Sept. 20 @ 9 p.m.
This Swedish hip-hop jazz band gained international notoriety following an electric performanceon Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
Sept. 21 @ 5:30 p.m., Sept. 22 @ 1 p.m.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Rana Santacruz draws on influences including the golden age of Mexican cinema, the magical realism novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, musicians like Tom Waits, the Smiths and the Pogues, and American bluegrass.
Sept. 21 @ 7:15 p.m.
Terakaft (meaning "caravan" in Tamasheq) is a desert rock band featuring two former members of Tinariwen and specializing in the trance-like Desert Blues that combines centuries-old musical styles with psychedelic/folk electric guitars.
Sept. 21 @ 9 p.m.
Tunisian-born singer/songwriter MC Rai brings together traditional North African rhythms and melodies with new compositions for a full-spectrum sound of DJ culture, electronica and world-class musicians and percussionists.
Sept. 22 @ 2:45 p.m.
Made up of young musicians from Beijing and the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, Hanggai is celebrated for its interpretations of traditional songs from the great grasslands.