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Album Review: Soothsayers – Tradition [Wah Wah 45s; June 2018]
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Album Review: Soothsayers – Tradition [Wah Wah 45s; June 2018]

Tradition was released on the Wah Wah 45s label in June 2018 by South London based Soothsayers, traditionally renowned for their modernised 1960s afrobeat and contemporary jazz fusion mashups, coupled with big band brass sections and cutting-edge vocal harmonies. Ironically though, Tradition is far from traditional. Idris Rahman’s lyrical themes...
Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]
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Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]

Having been raised in an environment where performing arts and African traditions were paramount, Ivorian vocalist Dobet Gnahoré has always had great artistic confidence and a strong sense of self. Her fifth album, entitled Miziki after the Bété word for music, is a true reflection of that assurance and traditional...

Playlists

Visions of Sound – September 2018

Visions of Sound – September 2018

We’ve partnered with Groovalizacion Radio to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist: 
Review: Soothsayers @ Ghost Notes (London; Thursday 4th October 2018)

Review: Soothsayers @ Ghost Notes (London; Thursday 4th October 2018)

The art-splattered walls of an old Peckham car park makes for a fantastically immersive and creative space, that holds all manner of independent businesses and creative hives. On the fifth floor sits Ghost Notes, a trendy music/events venue with a wonderful spectacle view of the tube occasionally whizzing past behind...
Interview: Yazz Ahmed – Inspiring Expirations (September 2018)

Interview: Yazz Ahmed – Inspiring Expirations (September 2018)

I interviewed Yazz Ahmed; the established face of contemporary fusion jazz. Since releasing her debut album in 2011 (Finding My Way Home), Yazz Ahmed has been conquering the scene with her original blend of Arabian maqam scales played on a unique quarter-toned flugelhorn. As well as this, Yazz’s long list...
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