North American Music

You don't need this blog to document the amazing variety of traditional roots music on this continent. Here we try to feature the lesser-known tunes, especially the global folk music coming from today's melting pot

Oaxaca Brass Band and Traditional Festival in LA

Balkan-sounding Mexican Tambora Oaxaqueña in Santa Monica for a religious festival

Classic Ragtime Banjo in Brooklyn

Classic “finger style” banjo is kept alive by some hard-core devotees. A night with two ragtime giants in Red Hook, Brooklyn.