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Your Ticket to… Garifuna Music

Your Ticket to… Garifuna Music

It can be considered a miracle if and how little more than 500 thousand souls have been able to safeguard and evolve such a rich and diverse tradition like Garifuna. In fact, despite enduring nearly a 400-year struggle, Garinagu people have protected their heritage and kept its uniqueness alive. Garifuna...
Your Ticket To… 2016

Your Ticket To… 2016

This month’s playlist is a bit different from the ones you’re used you to: no style or genre introduction. Instead, we chose to celebrate 2016 and wanted to do it in “our way”. We picked some of the best tunes we have listened to throughout the year and asked our contributors to...
Your Ticket To… Benga

Your Ticket To… Benga

Kenya is rich in musical history, from the much loved taarab through to caracha and more recently cumulating reggae and even rock scenes. Stripping Kenyan music back to its origins however, reveals the culture shifting style of benga, a beautiful finger and thumb guitar style originating in Eastern Kenya in...
Interview: Tom Haxell – IRL, Independent Record Ltd (January 2017)

Interview: Tom Haxell – IRL, Independent Record Ltd (January 2017)

There was a time, not long ago, when ‘independent’ was the new hype. During the late-1990s/early 2000s, everything needed to be independent or indie to be cool, almost hipster. Labels, bands and venues competed to be or look like as independent as possible. Unfortunately, very few of those (so-called) independent...
News: Rhythm Passport goes ‘ON AIR’ at Soas Radio

News: Rhythm Passport goes ‘ON AIR’ at Soas Radio

From this week on, thanks to Soas Radio, we are also ‘ON AIR‘…well, once a month at least. Have a listen to our debut show and keep on listening to Soas Radio (digital) frequency even after its conclusion: that’s one of the best ways you can enjoy good music with plenty...