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Playlist: Hailu Mergia

Playlist: Hailu Mergia

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz has done a brilliant job over the past seven years or so of bringing new life to legendary artists whose genre-shifting music has often been lost in the sea of modern sounds. One of these prolific musicians is Ethiopian Hailu Mergia, the keyboard and accordion...
Playlist: Family Atlantica (May 2017)

Playlist: Family Atlantica (May 2017)

Ever wondered where the intoxicating sound of Family Atlantica comes from? We asked Luzmira Zerpa and Jack Yglesias (founder members of the band) to share with us some of their music influences and inspirations and the following video playlist is a journey to discover el ritmo de la Familia! Don’t miss the opportunity to...
Playlist: Soothsayers (May 2017)

Playlist: Soothsayers (May 2017)

Instead of foreseeing the future, we asked them to retrace their music past and recall their influences. On the eve of their new EP (Speak to My Soul) launch at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival, Soothsayers compiled for us a playlist illustrating the roots and development of their sound.   “Jazz, reggae,...
News: Superhero Run – Regent’s Park (May 2017)

News: Superhero Run – Regent’s Park (May 2017)

Totally unrelated to music, other than one of our new reviewers, Sarah Stonedale, took part in the Superhero Run, last Sunday. Despite having two disabilities, she ran with her children and dressed as spider woman for Woman’s Trust and so far has raised nearly £500!  Woman’s Trust provides lifesaving therapy...
Review: Snarky Puppy + Becca Stevens @ Brixton Academy (London, 5th May 2017)

Review: Snarky Puppy + Becca Stevens @ Brixton Academy (London, 5th May 2017)

Snarky Puppy is a sonically charged revolution of intelligent, jazz-inspired funk-infused with a dizzying mix of rip-roaring bombastic rock, easing into edgy, new era classical, melancholic electronic (and perfectly blended) world music; a freshly invented and entirely new genre. Lead by bassist, composer and producer Michael League, the 3* time Grammy...
News: Griselda Sanderson and Ricardo de Noronha release Veer (Waulk Records)

News: Griselda Sanderson and Ricardo de Noronha release Veer (Waulk Records)

Only two days to go! Then, the new album of one of Rhythm Passport’s closest friends and long-time faithful contributor will be ready and available for you. We are talking about Scottish multi-instrumentalist, composer and nyckelharpa virtuoso Griselda Sanderson. Together with Portuguese musician Ricardo de Noronha and a bunch of skillful guests (Soufian...
Interview: Pete Wareham – Melt Yourself Down (May 2017)

Interview: Pete Wareham – Melt Yourself Down (May 2017)

Among the dozens of bands that claim to play some unclassifiable music, Melt Yourself Down are probably one of the most convincing, because with very good reason they can attest to being whimsical, original and unpredictable. Since you need to display plenty of inventiveness and artistry to deserve those qualities,...
Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Mokoomba are the biggest band in Zimbabwe, achieving global recognition, with their breakthrough album Rising Tide. Five years on, with an established global fan base after playing in over 40 countries, they’ve released their self-produced third album, Luyando (Out Here Records). Attracting glowing reviews, the album blends their pan-African sound with traditional...
Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade is Afro-fusion in the truest sense of the word: “you can call us Afrofusionists! Think about African music and fuse it with every other genre you know in the world” said Kweku, founder member of the band, in our recent interview. He originally comes from...
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