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Album Review: Kel Assouf – Black Tenere [Glitterbeat Records; February 2019]
8.5

Album Review: Kel Assouf – Black Tenere [Glitterbeat Records; February 2019]

Kel Assouf are a rocking inter-global trio, whose roots fuse from West African Sahara to European Belgium and beyond. They sit comfortably in the Tuareg musical character, moulded by trailblazers Tinariwen, but with this new release, they burst through and breakdown musical barriers, roaring rock’n’roll, as well as spiritually meditative...



Interview: Q&A with Kel Assouf – Rocking the Desert

Since 2016, when we first met them at WOMAD UK, we have constantly felt under the rocky spell of Kel Assouf. The roughness of their sound, which goes side-by-side with their heartfelt and profound lyrics, has brought new life into the so-called Tuareg rock style. Despite being based in Brussels...










Interview: Vels Trio – Shaping New Jazz Forms (January 2019)

We left Vels Trio a few months ago, after an electrifying set during Ealing Jazz Festival, and we’ll meet them again in a few days’ time at another jazz festival in the British capital. This time, the prog and electro-jazz trio from Brighton will perform in North East London during North...


Album Review: Nicola Cruz – Siku [ZZK Records; January 2019]
7.5

Album Review: Nicola Cruz – Siku [ZZK Records; January 2019]

One of the most iconic and recognisable instruments from South America is probably the siku, a handmade pan-pipe made of bamboo shoots, originating from the Andes and played to this day by its indigenous peoples. Countless variations of the siku exist in South America – each with its own variation...





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