Oct 012013

I am sorry Terrabeat fans – am at a loss of what to say. This has been the first month where nothing has come to me. It is a goodbye and goodbyes are hard to say – even though we will be online – it is still the end of an era. There will be no more sitting down at coffeeshops perusing through the Louisville Music News – and no words are coming out. I have spent all night and all morning trying to find the words and nothing is coming.

This man has allowed me to be part of the Louisville music scene and am hopefully starting a career in booking, managing, etc. Virtually every opportunity I have ever had in Louisville – I owe to Louisville Music News whether it was co-organizing the Sudanese Rebaba Mayor Show last November or being asked to recruit musicians for Ambassador Shabazz for the International Day of Peace this September. I am a person who has always been musical but have no background as musicians – and Paul was kind enough to help me find a desperately desired musical outlet and place in this City.

Louisville Music News has not only allowed me to obtain opportunities I would not have had in Louisville, but also outside of Louisville as well. I am managing an ancient lyre musician living in Wales whom I started a correspondence with several years ago because of researching for a column for LMN – and am also working on two tour research for two groups – Indialcua – a kathak/flamenco group based in Europe – and Kitka – a vocal group based in San Francisco. I owe everything to Louisville Music News – and this has been the most difficult thing I ever had to write because nothing is coming out. Even though we will be online – there is a sense of change – and it is very, very, very difficult to put on paper.

Louisville Music News is that rare thing: a music paper that covers more of the music scene than just one genre – and people will miss LMN and what it has done for the City.

Aug 112013
Habib Koité

The Clifton Center has just announced that African guitarist Habib Koité will perform on March 2, 2014. Koité is a native of Mali, a country noted for the musicality of its population and which was recently taken over by Islamic militants, who banned public singing and regularly smashed musicians’ instruments. The militants were subsequently ousted by a French force. Koité has a new album, Brothers in Bamako, to add to his list. Tickets are on sale and run $19 through $24

Apr 212011

This is not the best month for ‘worldbeat’ events in Louisville — slim pickins’ for this month — the annual Asian Festival at the Speed is cancelled; likewise the monthly Flamenco Louisville Marriott Blu pilgrimage. The Reggae Festival is at the Watertower the end of this month, and master Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is coming to town. Local guitarist will be performing around town sometime this month — will add it to the calendar when this is pinned down. If anyone is aware of any event that I have overlooked please let me know so it isn’t overlooked.

April 27, 2011
10:00 AM
$3.00 per seat
April 28, 2011
10:00 AM
$3.00 per seat
April 29, 2011
7:30 PM
$4.00 students/seniors, $6.00 adults
April 30, 2011
2:00 PM
$4.00 students/seniors, $6.00 adults
Tickets: 502 897-1816 or Online Tickets
Venue: Ursuline Arts Center
Series: Sacred Heart School for the Arts Beginning Drama

Come with us to West Ghana to meet the clever Anansi, the spider, and discover how he became owner of all stories. From Africa, travel to each of the other continents and see the adventures of many well-loved friends from Br’er Rabbit to the old woman in the forest! An original production developed by Kristi Papailler and Mary Holt, SHSA drama department co-chairs. 

Download a complete list of the 2010-11 Sacred Heart School for the Arts productions.


Every Friday: Salsa Rhythms at Ernestos

10:30PM – 3:00 AM
1921 Bishop lane
Louisville ky 40219
DJ Xavi & Gio accompany Salsa Rhythms


Pajama party: Ernesto’s

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 10:30am – Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 4:00pm


End of Semester Party
Friday, May 7, 2010 · 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Science Auditorium ECC


Baisakhi Mela 2011

Baisakhi Mela 2011


Baisakhi Mela 2011

Saturday, May 14 at 6:00pm – May 15 at 12:00am

UofL Student Activity Center 

Multipurpose Room of Student Activities Center 2100 S. Floyd Street,
Louisville, KYMore Info 

Free Admission. Lots of “Rolla Ruppa” and loads of music, masti, punjabi food including saag makki ki roti, cultural show and fun filled evening.


Art in the Arbor Festival
4936 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 425-6943


Saturday, May 14, 2011

10:30-11:30am Rich Machin

12 – 1pm The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

1:15 – 1: 45pm Awards Ceremony

Title Sponsor Recognition and Award Presentation
Presentation to Winning Artists: Artist Award Ribbons- Best of Show; Alice Marion “Award of Distinction”; Best Booth; Robert Dorzback “Best New Artist”; Five Awards of Merit.

2011 Participating Artists will be selected for one the above award ribbons to be displayed thoughout the weekend in the artists’ booth. Thanks to the Businesses in the North East Louisville Metro area who sponsor the award ribbons.

2 – 4pm Rascals of Ragtyme

4 – 6pm “Bluegrass Meets Jazz” -featuring versatile guitarist, Craig Wagner

Sunday, May 15, 2011

12:30-1pm Louisville Ethnic Dancers (Local Worldbeat Event)

11 – 1pm Louisville Dulcimer Society

Presenting John Gage and Ky Homefront production:

1 – 3pm Keltricity-Celtic/ Acoustic (Louisville Irish Music)

3 – 5pm Amos Hopkins and The White Russians- Bluegrass/ Country/ Folk


Tommy Emmanuel & the Australian All Star Band



Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

All ages

Running Time:



Haitian Flag Day, Saturday, May 21st, Americana Community Center — For times call the Center at (502) 366-7813.


KlezmerFest — May 15th Sunday

Iroquois Amphitheater (Iroquois Park) – 1080 Amphitheater Rd



Puerto Rico Day

Puerto Rico Day

Sat. May 21st, 01:00 PM


Celebrate Puerto Rico!
Iroquois Public Library
601 W. Woodlawn
Louisville, KY USA 40215


Caribbean Conspiracy will be at Wick’s Pizza Hurstbourne on Sat, May 21, 9p-1a.


Kentucky Reggae Festival
Water Tower, 3005 River Road
Start Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
End Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2011 (or May 29th?)
Sat. and Sun.-2pm – 11:30pm , Mon.-1pm-7pm
Acts: Caribbean Conspiracy — Sun, May 29, 3-5p.


SATURDAY, May 28th

1.Dem Reggae Bon

3pm – 5:00pm

* 5pm – 5:30pm, St. X Jungle Drummers

2. Niabinge with Special Guest Rasta Kelly

5:30pm- 8:30pm

3. Universal Expressions

9pm – 11:30pm

• SUNDAY, May 29th

1.Caribbean Conspiracy

3pm – 5:00pm

*5pm – 5:30pm, Kyene Drum Ensemble

2. Yard Squad with Desirae Song Bird

5:30pm – 8:30pm

*8:30pm – 9pm, Kyene Drum Ensemble

3. Everton Blender

9pm – 11:30pm

• MONDAY, May 30th


2pm – 4:30pm

2. Dem Reggae Bon

5pm – 7pm