World Connection Agency: Artists on tour fall & winter 2013-2014

 

ARTISTS ON TOUR FALL & WINTER 2013
- Last Minute Avails- 
check out some of our touring artists this comming fall & winter 
 
We are open to book extra dates or add dates to tourscedules or fill out off days. 
Please request as soon as possible! 
 
FATOUMATA DIAWARA 
(Mali/ France)
Fatoumata Diawara toured Europe, Australia and the USA in 2012 and 2013 and everywhere she goes she sells out venues and amazes crowds at festivals. Her debut album on World Circuit has been received with critical acclaim by the international music press. She allready has become one of the greats in African music of today. She gained a lot of attention with her project "Mali Ko" that gathered over 40 Malean musicians in an effort to sing about peace in their homeland. She gained wider recognition recording with artist such as Herbie Hancock, Orchestre Polyrithmo de Contonu, Bobby Womack and Damon Albarns project Rock Juice & The Moon and is featured in the single and title track of Mulatu Astatke's brand new album. 
 
Bookings for Fall 2013/ and troughout 2014
Territory: BeNeLux, Scandinanvia *, Baltic States*
Bookings periods '13/14:  12 to 22 of Sept/ 13 to 17 of October/ 18 & 19 of November + LATE APRIL & MAY 2014 + SUMMER 2014 
* Non exclusive
 
 
GRUPO NICHE 
(Colombia- Salsa Colombiana) 
Grupo Niche is the most emblematic Salsa Orchestra from Colombia conquering the world for over 25 years with their tipical 'Cali-style" salsa. In 2013 they came 3 times over to Europe. playing over14 sold out concerts. They just released a long awaited brand new album called "Tocando el Cielo Con Las Manos' , containing a bunch of potential hits. 
 
confirmed dates: 
24-10 Vienna AT
25-10 Genova IT
26-10 Italy or Switserland
 
Booking Territory: EUROPE- MIDDEL EAST - NORTH AFRICA 
 
check GRUPO NICHE online: 
 
still last minute dates available in period: 
17-10 until 27-10
+ EARLY BIRD SUMMER (JULY/ AUG)  2014
BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR
(USA/ GHANA- Old Skool Hip Hop & Afro Beat)
Blitz Te Ambassador has performed over 150 festivals and clubs and been touring the past 3 years all over Europe and did most important festivals such as Rio Loco, Eurockeenes, Solidays, Roskilde, Womad UK, Jazz A Vienne, Helsinki Festival, Sommarscene Malmo, SummerJam, North Sea Jazz, Festival Mundial, Paleo, Parkpop, Couleur Cafe, Musiques En Ete Geneve.... He will release a third album called "Afropolitan Dreams' in Fall 2013 with features of Nneka, EmicidaTy and many more. 
 
Listen here to a preview: DIKEMBE
 
Check the full EP on Bandcamp here: THE WARM UP
 
Dates available from 20th of October & November 2013 + Spring & Summer 2014
 
Territory: BeNeLux, Greater Scandinavia, Baltic States, UK
 
check Blitz online:
 
  
 
CUBAN BEATS ALL STARS feat. RUZZO de Orishas (Cuba)
Out of the ashes after rupture of the Urban Latino smash hit group ORISHAS, came a new  project called CUBAN BEATS ALL STARS, led by the musicians of this famous band. They mix together the typical sounds of Cuban music with a modern up to date Club style full of electronica and dance beats for all audiences. Percussion, Live DJ & scratching, visuals, Samples and live instruments. Former Orishas MC, RUZZO joined recently the project making it irresistible for all audiences.
 
Check the EP here: CUBAN BEATS ALL STARS 
 
Touring Period : From September 2013 and on ALL YEAR AVAILABLE 
Territory: Europe, Middle East, North Africa
 
 
 
 
ALINE FRAZAO(Angola/ Portugal)
Aline Frazao, the new soulfull Lusophone talent from Luanda, living currently in Lisbon just released her 2nd album 'Movimento'  on Coast Company. Her self composed music is a mixture of Bossa, Cape Verdean and Angolan styles with in a jazzy interpretational style of her own. Aline Frazao has allready performed at great festivals such as Sines World Music Festival, LIFEM in London and she toured the Netherlands for the Worldsessions concert series in 2012. 
 
Touring Periods : September until  December 2013/ Whole year  2014 upon request - tourGAS/ BeNeLux March 2014
 
Looking currently for local representation in France, Scandinavia and Italy.
 
check Aline Frazao on-line:
 
MOSTAR SEVDAH REUNION 
(Bosnia)
.Mostar Sevdah Reunion presents "Tales from a Forgotten City" , their great and innovative new album.
Bosnia's greatest musical export, the band that continues to evolve and change throughout a career spanning 11 years and six albums, now comes with something entirely different: a world music concept album, stronger - an unusual musical suite!
  
MOSTAR SEVDAH REUNION will be available in November/ early december and March April 2014 for BeNeLux 
 
Dates:
23-11 available
24-11 available
25-11 available
26-11 De Oosterpoort - Groningen NL
27-11 Podium Mozaiek Amsterdam NL
28-11 available
29-11 available
30-11 Vredenburg Utrecht NL
01-12 Korzo Den Haag NL
02-12 available
 
Check Mostar Sevda Reunion online:
 
 
 
BLACK GANDHI   (Barcelona)
Black Gandhi are a reggae-rocksteady-soul revelation hailing from Barcelona, Spain. Black Gandhi was born since 3 Argentinians, one Cuban and one Dutch guy met in Barcelona and decided to work as a family and to spread out their positive vibes and feelings.This young and promising band gathers Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and Black music into a Latin funky reggae, danceable and contagious mix, which definitely takes all its dimension on stage...They have recorded 2 great albums so far. Some of their songs have been included in compilations. The shared stage with Youssou N'dour, The Wailers, Concha Buika and Kymani Marley to name e few. In october 2013 we will invite them for the Dutch series of World Sessions in an unplugged setting.  
 
October Dates in Netherlands
04 t/m 0710 available BeNeLux/ Germany
08-10 De Oosterpoort Groningen NL
09-10 available BeNeLux NL/ Germany
10-10 Korzo Den Haag NL
11-10 Podium Mozaiek Amsterdam NL
12-10 Vredenburg Utrecht NL
13-10 available BeNeLux/ Germany
 
Territory of Bookings: Northern Europe
Period:  October 2013 World Sessions + Whole year upon request
 
 
TAMIKREST
(Mali) 
Desert Blues rebels Tamikrest ( signed to the German label Glitterhouse) continue to amaze us. “These young rebel dudes manage to make the grinding of Stratocasters feel redolent of light flooding over rock, employing a layered droning derived from traditional vocal polyphony.”**** The Daily Telegraph.
After releasing 'Adagh' in 2009, "Toumastin' in 2011 and now "Chatma" (release 13th of September  2013, they will continue to spread the message of the Sahara desert all over the planet. 
 
On tour from the 20th of September into November 2013. Last available dates as from 3rd of Novemberand onwards. Bookings territory: NETHERLANDS ONLY 
 
Check TAMIKREST online  http://www.tamikrest.net/en/
 
 
LA CHARANGA HABANERA
(Cuba)
Cuba's one and only Boys Band, but then in Timba-pop- style with Urban elements. This band is touring year after year succesfully in in Europe and will never fail to entertain their inmense fan base. In February 2013 we did a 22 dates club tour, followed by a summer tour in July & august. In 2014 La Charanga Habanera will present their new album 'Charanga Light' and the new frontline of singers, including Julien Oviedo. 
 
Territory of booking: NORTHERN EUROPE
*Collab with Fiesta- Mansur Naziri
 
PERIOD: END OF JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014
+ SUMMER 2014
 
check them online: 
 
 
OTHER ARTISTS & PROYECTS WE REPRESENT
We also represent and tour the following artists: 
BALOJI ( RDC/ BE) / GABY MORENO (USA) / NINA ATTAL (FR)/   ADALBERTO ALVAREZ & SU SON (C) / GILBERTO SANTA ROSA (PR) / AZUCAR NEGRA (C) SEPTETO SANTIAGUERO (C) /CARMINHO (PT) / DEOLINDA (PT) ANA MOURA (PT)
MANECAS COSTA (GB/PT)LOS HIJOS DE MAMA CUMBE (Col) and more... 
 
Bartolo Hoffmann Pype 
International Agent
WORLD CONNECTION AGENCY
PO Box 343
2000 AH Haarlem 
The Netherlands
mob: +31  643  079  528
dir. tel: +31 23 74 100 14
Belgium Office:
Tel: +32 1630 99 84
mob: +32 47212 74 37
skype: bartolopwm

 

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