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Nubiyan Twist – Siren Song [Wormfood Records, 27th May 2016]
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Nubiyan Twist – Siren Song [Wormfood Records, 27th May 2016]

Following their highly celebrated debut album in 2015, the eclectic 12-piece band from Leeds, Nubiyan Twist, is back with their new EP, Siren Song. And what an apt name for this second album, which allures and entices its listeners in many unexpected ways, from its dance-inducing funk groves and intoxicating...

Playlists

Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Derived from the Afrikaans word ‘kwai’ literally translating to angry, kwaito is the heavy, house music pumping out of modern South Africa. Kwaito was formed South Africa’s Soweto township, drawing on several South African genres such as kwela, marabi and bubblegum music, the thriving afro pop scene of the 80’s....
Your ticket to… Salsa

Your ticket to… Salsa

In 1970s New York salsa emerged, conquering the world in just a few decades. Caribbean migrants (mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban) were at the heart of the Latin community, bringing musical styles such as cha cha chá, son, guaracha, mambo, bolero, plena, bomba and even Latin jazz. This breeding...
Your Ticket to… Highlife

Your Ticket to… Highlife

Originating in Ghana but with roots also placed firmly in Nigeria, Highlife music has had a major impact on modern African music since its birth in the 1920’s. Originally performed in small clubs and on street corners by brass bands, musicians gradually began incorporating vocals and jazz elements, usually driven...
Review: Hyper Japan Festival @ Olympia ( London, 15th-17th July 2016)

Review: Hyper Japan Festival @ Olympia ( London, 15th-17th July 2016)

The tenth edition of the Hyper Japan Festival, “the UK’s biggest J-Culture Event”, organised by Cross Media Ltd., took place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July at the Olympia exhibition centre in West Kensington, London. Alongside gaming stations, craft classes and one of Europe’s largest public sake-tasting events (which...
Interview: Kanda Bongo Man

Interview: Kanda Bongo Man

We sent our very own Tash_LC down to Rich Mix London earlier this year to interview the Congolese Sokous legend Kanda Bongo Man <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/NaQgyr4gddE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Rhythm Passport launches our new DJ Mix section

Rhythm Passport launches our new DJ Mix section

We had enough of listening to people saying that world music is boring. So we decided to prove them wrong once and for all in the easiest and most effective way possible. How? Letting everyone dance! We asked four eclectic and exciting world music DJs to compile a monthly mix each and...
Interview – Metá Metá (August 2016)

Interview – Metá Metá (August 2016)

With a new album out (MM3), a European tour ready to hit the road (with a London gig at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival in less than a month) and a following growing all over the world, there are plenty of reasons to write a feature about Metá Metá...
Interview: Fuel Fandango @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

Interview: Fuel Fandango @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

When rock and electronic sounds reinvigorate (Fuel) an already hot-blooded and passionate style like flamenco (Fandango), the outcome can only be combustible. That’s why Fuel Fandango have developed into exciting and acclaimed actors on the Spanish music scene. With their latest release, Aurora, and its respective Summer tour, which brought...
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