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Album Review: Waaju – Waaju [Olindo Records; May 2018]

Album Review: Waaju – Waaju [Olindo Records; May 2018]

Waaju’s self-titled first LP came out in May to a small crowd in Swan’s Wharf, during the Giant Steps summer residency. The evening was atmospheric, enticing and exceptionally hot. The old warehouse was filled with the diverse sounds of Waaju, an Afro-Latin quintet based in London. You will recognise the...

Album Review: Amira Kheir – Mystic Dance [Sterns Music; 12th October 2018]

Album Review: Amira Kheir – Mystic Dance [Sterns Music; 12th October 2018]

Amira Kheir is no stranger to making critically acclaimed albums, this latest instalment being her third full-length release for Sterns Music after View From Somewhere (2011), and Alsahraa (2014). Amira Kheir has a beautiful sound that smoothly blends the nostalgic tones of East Africa: North Sudan/Southern Egypt Nubian musical traditions,...

Preview: Terakaft @ Corsica Studios (London; Friday 9th November 2018)

 The blues music of the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa has slowly emerged as a popular music genre globally; bands like Terakaft hold the flagpole for the guitar-led cyclical trance style. Having branched off the original Tinariwen collective, Terakaft have released seven albums of Tuareg rebel rock. The Tuaregs live...

Preview: GoGo Penguin @ Royal Albert Hall (London; Monday 12th November 2018)

GoGo Penguin, one of Rhythm Passport’s favourite piano trios, will be playing in London’s most iconic venue – Royal Albert Hall on 12th of November. Their sound has been labelled as acoustic-electronica, and they draw heavy influences from jazz, glitch and minimalism to deliver their truly inimitable and mesmerising performances....

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