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Preview: Music Across Italy Weekender (Saturday Line-Up)

Have a weekend in Italy on us! Take Saturday and Sunday off, join us on Facebook and discover the new sounds coming from the Italian music scene. From 10AM on Saturday 30th of May till 11PM on Sunday the 31st (British Summer Time), in partnership with Turin-based eclectic label Salgari...





Article: How to Improve the Violin Tone (May 2020)

While the violin is considered as one of the most common musical instruments being played, they sometimes leave a bad review because of its sharp and grating-like sound. Aside from checking out good quality violins and properly maintaining it, there are other ways to improve your violin tone.  Here are...

News: Sounds and Colours – 10 Years Anniversary Compilation

In times when culture and music online magazines’ lifespan is shorter than the one of a fly, to enjoy for 10 years the words, sounds, pictures and videos of a reference like Sounds and Colours is a real blessing. Since 2010, the Latin-American focussed website has guided us (and arguably...







Album Review: Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London – Africa Soyo [February 2020]
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Album Review: Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London – Africa Soyo [February 2020]

In recent decades, the music of the Gnawa has transitioned from a repertoire of ritualistic trance-inducing songs – performed exclusively for the adherents of its night-long healing ceremonies – to a more profane yet equally transfixing professional type of music, played on festival stages and in venues the world over. Due not...



Album Review: Derek Gripper – A Year of Swimming [New Cape Records; April 2020]
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Album Review: Derek Gripper – A Year of Swimming [New Cape Records; April 2020]

In keeping with the traditional, classical style guitar techniques, Derek Gripper, once again, respectfully represents the quintessence of a traditional West African kora. Derek utilises his classically trained handiwork in favour of this tradition, of which the album delivers generously. The rhythmical complexities and soulful embellishments akin to the West...



Album Review: Jah 9 – Note to Self [VP Records; March 2020]
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Album Review: Jah 9 – Note to Self [VP Records; March 2020]

Janine Cunningham, better known as Jah9, has had a meteoric rise since her first album – New Name – came out in 2013. On Note to Self, her newly-released fourth album, she co-produces the entire project and stamps her authority all over it. Indeed, she has described this new body...

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