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Varijashree Venugopal Releases Debut Album, 'Vari'

Varijashree Venugopal’s debut solo album, Vari, is out now! This is her original music album, produced by Grammy Award-winning artist Michael League. This album is an enriching exploration of the global soundscape, where Indian classical music meets a diverse array of musical traditions, all brought together by the rhythmic tapestry of Indian percussion. It is a sonic journey with a singular mission: to unite cultures through the universal language of music. 

Söndörgö Releases New Single, “Spoon,” With Chris Potter

Söndörgö’s new single “Spoon” featuring Chris Potter is now available on all streaming platforms! A bit Balkan and a bit jazz. The melodies of “Spoon” were heard by the legendary saxophone king from Sutka, Ferus Mustafov, during one of our jam sessions. But in this composition, it transformed, sometimes grotesque, sometimes jazzy, but rather Gyezz-like.

Stream "Spoon" here, and watch the music video here!

Snarky Puppy Announces Re-Release of 'Sylva' and Alternate Take of "The Curtain"

The Alternate Take of Snarky Puppy’s song “The Curtain” is out now, along with the full live video on YouTube!

The single is taken from the re-release of their 2015 album, Sylva, coming next month, both digitally and with a new 12” vinyl! The re-release will include the 6 original tracks, remixed and remastered, along with alternate takes of “The Curtain” and “The Clearing.”  This re-release comes upon the reclamation by GroundUP Music of the original masters and is a celebration of independent music!

Stream/watch the first alternate take here and pre-save the album here.

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini Release New Album, "GUINGA"

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini’s new album Guinga is out on now! This album is a collaboration with prolific Brazilian guitarist, Guinga — from his old releases to new releases, focusing on a more lyrical approach. A few of the songs are attributed to Duke Ellington and inspired by Brazilian music that came from the Bay Area. Listen on all streaming platforms!

Welcome Söndörgö to GroundUP

We are so excited to welcome Söndörgö to the GroundUP Roster! The primordial nature of traditional music, the sophistication of classical compositions, the energies of rock music, and the purity of Bartók's thinking characterize the Hungarian band Söndörgő, one of the most exciting, innovative, and successful bands on the international world music scene.


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