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Preview: La Linea Festival (London, 17th – 28th April 2016)

As it’s happening since 2001, for ten days in April, London sounds and plays Latino. The responsibility rests on ¡COMO NO! which, 15 years ago, started to organise one of the most chéveres Festivals of the London music scene. La Linea has indeed brought to the British capital some of the finest,...


Preview: Namvula @ Sands Film (London, 6th April 2016)

After a four months break, Namvula comes back on the stage on April 6th at Sands Films in Rotherhithe for a gig organised by TunedIn London. Half-Zambian half-Scottish, singer-songwriter Namvula blends the African folk and urban traditions with European folk, jazz and Latin rhythms. Her music is unpredictable, and when...

Interview: Richard Blair – Sidestepper (March 2016)

Back in 2009 there was a big music conference like Womex in Bogotà. There I met a guy called Bernard Batzen, who was also Mano Negra and Manu Chao’s manager – an experienced statesman in the world music sphere. He had travelled to Bogotà, participated in the conference, and then...


Preview: WOMAD Charlton Park 2016 (Malmesbury, 28th – 31st July)

WOMAD UK 2016 edition will also be the 10th on the grounds of Charlton Park, that’ why the organisers are already going all out to celebrate the anniversary… You just have to take a glance at the first name announced for the upcoming 34th edition of the event, which will take...


Review: Omar Souleyman @ Koko (London, 16th March 2016)

Sometimes you can’t believe your eyes. It’s hard to explain how certain musical styles can cross physical and cultural borders and spread around the world. For instance, Omar Souleyman’s performance at Camden’s Koko (part of Convergence Festival) was just such an experience, bringing together one-thousand five-hundred people to dance for an hour to...






Preview: Omar Souleyman @ Koko (London, 16th March 2016)

One of the reasons why we love music so much is because it helps people to deal with tragedies and sorrow through a positive and proactive approach. That’s why we can’t do anything else but push you to go to Koko on the 16th of March and get wild enjoying Omar...




Preview: Cairokee @ Student Central (London, 3rd March 2016)

Organised by British event company Marsm and supported by Alaraby TV Network, don’t miss Cairokee this week at Student Central in a unique night of world blues and contemporary Egyptian music, where touching and vibrant lyrics blend with modern Egyptian rock. After a sold-out concert in London last year, Cairokee are back for...

Review: AnDa Union @ Rich Mix (London, 11th February 2016)

No matter how much you try to avoid any hackneyed horse riding comparison or equestrian references, you’ll eventually mention them, failing in your efforts. Because, when it comes to Mongolian music, horses and their gaits are so intrinsic to the cadenced tempo that equine movements and music rhythms eventually mirror...


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