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Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]
8.5

Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]

With At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me, Southern Albanian traditional ensemble Saz’iso will instantly make you feel homesick, regardless of the place you hail from. It is mature, honest and elegantly countrified. Hidden in the mountains of Southern Albania, ‘Saze’ is a heartfelt musical tradition, often present at funerals,...

Playlists

Preview: Club To Club Festival (Turin, Italy, 1st to 7th November 2017)

Preview: Club To Club Festival (Turin, Italy, 1st to 7th November 2017)

Italy’s number one music festival returns this week for its 17th edition — with the most incredible line-up they have ever been able to put together. The roster includes the most acclaimed upcoming artists of the moment, such as Warp Records signee Lorenzo Senni, this year’s breakthrough artist Lanark Artefax,...
Visions of Sound – October 2017

Visions of Sound – October 2017

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:
Playlist: Sola Akingbola – Songs and Sensibilities (October 2017)

Playlist: Sola Akingbola – Songs and Sensibilities (October 2017)

It doesn’t happen every day to have the honour of featuring an exclusive playlist curated by one of the finest percussionists around. So, we’re more than thrilled to present a selection of tunes compiled for us by Sola Akingbola. Percussionist of Jamiroquai, band leader of Critical Mass, the Nigerian musician dedicated his...
Interview: Zara McFarlane – Jazz Is Changing (October 2017)

Interview: Zara McFarlane – Jazz Is Changing (October 2017)

Savvy and oozing self-deprecating charm, Zara McFarlane is one of Gilles Peterson’s freshest jazz vocalists who has been signed with Brownswood Recordings since 2011. She has released two albums, won ‘Best Jazz Act’ at the MOBOs and is shortly due to publish her third release on 26th September.  The latest...
Review: Aux @ Rich Mix (London, 15th October 2017)

Review: Aux @ Rich Mix (London, 15th October 2017)

We’re living in a world where K-pop gets daytime airplay on BBC Radio 1. Think about that for a second, a Korean pop song getting played by a national UK radio station where usually the English-language norm is only broken by the occasional Spanish lyric. That’s just mind-blowing. I’m referring...
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