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Preview: Kokoko! @ XOYO (London; Thursday 4th April 2019)

Kokoko! are a completely thrilling band, born like a phoenix from the flames in make-shift jams and studios, playing together for the first time at a multi-arts block party in the Ngwaka neighbourhood in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DMC. The result: a fiery fusion of electro sounds, African...






Preview: The Last Poets @ Hootananny (London; Friday 29th March 2019)

Brixton is very much a stand-out home of the musical Caribbean diaspora in London, the home of much reggae, dub and ska… and on the 29th, Brixton shall play host to perhaps the most prevalent contemporary African-American poets – The Last Poets. Hootananny, which hosts all things weird and wonderful,...


Album Review: Sociedade Recreativa – Sociativa [Jarring Effects; February 2019]
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Album Review: Sociedade Recreativa – Sociativa [Jarring Effects; February 2019]

Sociativa (Jarring Effects) is a punchy, electronic and beat-heavy rendition of older Brazilian pieces (mostly from North East Brazil) which have been remade for a modern audience. Definitely made for sub-woofers and loudspeakers, the heavy bass frequencies interact with traditional styles in an exciting fashion. Sociedade Recreativa is a collaboration between...



Preview: Nerijia @ Oslo Hackney (London; Tuesday 26th March 2019]

In 2016, Nerija, an all-female group of young London based jazz musicians released a self-titled EP. After three years of sporadic gigs, solo projects (more to be mentioned on these later) and some refining, Nerija are hosting a night celebrating a rerelease of their original EP by Domino Records. But...

Preview: Tashkezar @ Hootananny (London; Sunday 31st March 2019)

Drop the curtain on your March with a Balkan, East European and Middle Eastern sound ingestion. On Sunday 31st, Tashkezar will set the Hootananny stage for a luscious feast of tasty notes caught from the Adriatic Sea to the Euphrates. Tunes of the Turkish, Greek, Balkan and Arabic traditions will...






Preview: DAM @ Jazz Cafe (London; Saturday 2nd March 2019)

The Jazz Cafe frequently provides a space for dialogue, community and music. It is also relevant in the popularisation of minority music and thus its rise in appreciation from the larger music industry. Saturday 2nd March promises to be no exception, together with Arabic culture promoters Marsm, they will shine their lights...


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