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Preview: Toots & the Maytals @ Barbican (London, 28th July 2017)  

There are few musicians who deserve the title of music legends more than Toots Hibbert. Toots and the Maytals have indeed defined and developed the concept of Jamaican music in the 20th century and accompanied it in the 21st. That’s why their next London gig, happening tomorrow at Barbican is...

Review: La Mambanegra @ Pavilion Terrace (Manchester, 14th July 2017)

A grey, dank Friday evening welcomed Colombia’s La Mambanegra as guests of the Biennial Manchester International Festival. The tent interior was wrapped in black and fans gathered, sitting cross-legged, waiting for the band. Hailing from Cali, the nine-piece La Mambanegra (The Black Mamba) take to the stage, safe in the...



Preview: Chancha Via Circuito @ CLF Arts Café (London, 28th July 2017)

Despite recent troubles, bans and restrictions, the Argentinian electronic music scene is still lively and exciting, and you can have a taste of it on the 28th of July at CLF Arts Café in Peckham. The July episode of Love Carnival will bring to South London, the alternative approach to electronica...

Preview: Chico Trujillo @ Rich Mix (London, 29th July 2017)

It happened little more than a year ago. On a quiet April night, London was stormed by a cyclone cumbiero. Camden and the Electric Ballroom were battered by the uptempo rhythms coming from Valparaiso and branded distinctly as Chico Trujillo. The sound of the band from Vila Alemana (a few...



Review: Cortex @ The Jazz Café (London, 15th June 2017)

It is not often that you can attend a live performance evoking a historical music phenomenon that no present music scene will ever bring back. It’s what music does, it transcends both space and time – we get to feel how innovative and unique that time was. And how relevant...

Review: Erykah Badu @ Eventim Apollo (London, 6th July 2017)

Erykah Badu is a force who subtly commands the stage with her jazzy voice, enlightened song-writing and empathetic connection. This was a much-anticipated return from the “Queen of Neo Soul” as she played her first London gig in five years (thanks to the work of Neo Luv). The venue was sold...


Preview: Emicida @ Kamio (London, 21st July 2017)

There are few musicians who are able to give a disenchanted but still appealing and rhythmic perspective of Brazil. One of the most original of them is Emicida. The Sao Paulo born and bred MC has grown up, polished and mellowed his sound and approached more traditional influences, but his...

Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

When you talk with Samy Ben Redjeb, future and past become synonyms and mingle with each other. The founder of the German label, Analog Africa, has brought vintage sounds coming from all over the African Continent to the present and set free their cutting-edge characters. That’s why, when you ask him...

Interview: Ösp (March 2017)  

Like the valley where she comes from, Ösp’s music is a well-preserved and inspiring Icelandic secret. The singer/songwriter from Svarfaðardalur (in the North of the country) has never followed the electro-pop or ambient hype prompting the Icelandic music scene to become one of the most vibrant of the world. Instead,...


Preview: Hanitra @ Sands Films (London, 19th July 2017)

If you know a bit about Madagascar and its culture, you should also have heard about Hanitra. Because if South Africa had Miriam Makeba, Cape Verde has Cesaria Evora and Benin has Angelique Kidjo, it’s fair to say that Madagascar resounds to Hanitra’s chords. Since her debut, in the late...

Preview: Hyper Japan @ Tobacco Dock (London, 14th to 16th July 2017)

We had plenty of fun on Saturday during Celebrating Tanabata event at Rich Mix…so we’re more than looking forward to keeping the Far-East party mood going. Luckily, London and its event calendar have perfect timing and in just a few days’ time will host the largest Japanese “fun fair” in the UK....



Preview: Citadel Festival @ Victoria Park London (London, 16th July 2017)

The team behind Wilderness Festival will be bringing its younger sibling Citadel Festival to Victoria Park on 16th July. Started last year, this is a one-day festival showcasing a diverse range of music alongside fashion boutiques, talks, debates and arts and crafts activities. Despite the event’s infancy, this is a...

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