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Tuesday Tunes: Megitza

  Megitza is Małgorzata Babiarz, a Polish born singer, composer and double bass player who moved to Chicago, Illinois in 2001. She is a self-taught musician who creates infectious tunes with her band mates, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis , accordion player Marek Lichota, and percussionist Jamie Gallagher. Megitza’s music is influenced by Polish, Romani and Balkan folk music and is infused with gypsy and mediterranean rhythms. Best of all, her songs make you want to engage in staccato hand clapping and foot stomping while twirling your shawl by a good gypsy fire. When life...

Tasty Tuesday and Tuesday Tunes: German Kirschkuchen & B-Tribe

Tuesday Tunes: B-Tribe Today, for me was full of surprises. As I was preparing to write about one of my all-time favorite world music groups, B-Tribe aka The Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters, I was more than a little shocked to find out who these artists really were. This is a group whose music I have enjoyed for over ten years. Their soulful sound is a fusion of flamenco guitar, mellow electronica and ambient grooves. Although, there isn’t one lead singer,...