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Interview: Nazim Ziryab @ Womad 2015

Interview: Nazim Ziryab @ Womad 2015

A beam of hot, North African sun was brought to the a rainy WOMAD festival site this afternoon. Thirty year-old Algerian singer and guitarist Nazim Ziryab took to the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage with his band of international musicians, giving an energetic performance that warmed up the damp...
Rhythm Passport’s highlights of Friday @ Womad 2015

Rhythm Passport’s highlights of Friday @ Womad 2015

Rain, rain everywhere and mud, mud too! But one of the great things about WOMAD is that you don’t always need the brightest and sunniest weather to enjoy the gigs on Charlton Park’s stages. With rain, musicians are even more willing to involve you in their show, to amaze and...
Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

They have spent the last fifty years playing and singing from the soul of South Africa and its people, but they still the energy to jump on stage and dance like if they were young girls. During their fifty years of performing the Mahotella Queens have become one of the...
Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

“We left Sierra Leone on the 1st of April of 2014 with the expectation of doing a six month world tour, then return to our country, but before we ended our tour there was the news about ebola killing people. So as international icons we felt that it wouldn’t be...
Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

For the thirty-third year in a row WOMAD will let the world play. From the 23rd to the 26th of July Charlton Park in Wiltshire will entertain hundreds of thousands of world music fans, charming and inspiring their senses. …And so the musical atlas of WOMAD 2015 begins to take...
Interview: Terakaft

Interview: Terakaft

It is a big step from the Sahara desert to the urban jungle of London, but Terakaft seemed comfortably at home within the walls of Rich Mix, where they presented their new album ‘Ténéré’ (Alone). Just a couple of hours before the gig we met Liya Ag Ablil, the band’s...
Preview: Walthamstow Garden Party! (London, 18th-19th July 2015)

Preview: Walthamstow Garden Party! (London, 18th-19th July 2015)

Everything has a cost except Walthamstow Garden Party! Because Barbican Centre, Walthamstow Forest and CREATE have joined their forces to offer you “music, theatre, dance, circus, film, spoken word, crafts and family fun” for free… That’s what Walthamstow Garden Party will bring to Lloyd Park this weekend. The North-East London...
Preivew: Tropical Pressure Festival (17-19th July 2015)

Preivew: Tropical Pressure Festival (17-19th July 2015)

Notice to mariners: the musical storm system named Tropical Pressure Festival is moving towards the Cornish coast and is expected to shake, rattle and roll the town of Porthtowan between the 17th and 19th of July. Throughout three days and nights, hot, exuberant and juicy sounds coming from the regions...
Preview: A Celebration of Culture – for Refugee Day (10th June 2015)

Preview: A Celebration of Culture – for Refugee Day (10th June 2015)

For one day Woolwich will become the world’s bellybutton. Thanks to the Refugee Day’s celebration taking place tomorrow on General Gordon Square: the hearth of the East London borough will host a series of performances joining together music, dance and fashion. Notes will be the protagonists of the day: musicians...
Preview: International Caravan (London, 13th June 2015)

Preview: International Caravan (London, 13th June 2015)

The time of Gypsies is back! In less than two weeks Rich Mix London will host one of the most colourful, bustling and effervescent events of the year, opening its doors to a musical caravan that will let your feet move and legs shake all night long. The International Caravan,...
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