A couple new Global Hits on The World in the past month.

Hüsnü Şenlendirici is a big-deal Turkish clarinetist whose recorded output sometimes tends towards the New Agey, but was way more old-agey when Julia and I saw him in Philadelphia at the end of October. The show was part of Al Bustan Seeds of Culture‘s 2012-2013 season. Here’s the story I filed for The World.

I first got into Bachata a couple years ago when I was working at WYPR in Baltimore and a few of the newly resurfaced legends of the music came to play at Artscape. I recently got back in touch with Benjamin de Menil, the guy who put on that show and runs iASO Records, a label largely devoted to bachata. He told me about an upcoming bachata show he was putting on in Manhattan, mixing a two generations of bachateros. Can’t miss that. Here’s the story.