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Interview: Kimmo Pohjonen (June 2016)

Please don’t call him the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the accordion’ and don’t try to associate his name with the one of Bjork or even Vin Diesel… because, after thirty years of illustrious music career, Kimmo Pohjonen can be deservedly and simply defined as a unique accordionist. His musicianship has brought...


Preview: Bombino @ The Forge (London, 8th and 9th June 2016)

London Tribes is bringing to London Tuareg guitarist Bombino, presenting to the public his new album Azel. A member of the Tuareg Ifoghas clan, Bombino (stage name of Omara Moctar) came to prominence in 2011, thanks to his album Agadez, that was acclaimed worldwide for it represented desert-rock at its...

DBACE – Our msg and thanks to those who helped us win!

We wanted to express our gratitude to those who helped us win the DBACE (Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise) one month ago by sending us testimonial videos which we compiled and showed to the judges. We know, we will never win an Oscar for Best Video Performance, but we...

Interview: Jambinai (May 2016)

The South-Korean music scene is much more lively and diverse than one might think. There is much more to it than the dozens of girl and boy-bands in glittery clothing who are to be seen dancing daily on their national TV channels. In the alleys of Hongdae, the Seoul neighbourhood...

Preview: Yeasayer @ Oslo Hackney (London, 10th June 2016)

Eat Your Own Ears is bringing Brooklyn band Yeasayer to London on June 10th at Oslo, the bar, club and gig venue two steps away from Hackney Central station. The trio plays something in the middle between experimental rock and psychedelic pop, and often describes its pieces in interesting ways....



Review: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Indulgent, complex, studied and immediate. Sons of Kemet’s criminally conceptual rhythms belie the overriding catchiness of a sound that dishes out hooks a plenty. Ominous lighting introduced the band who kicked things of with Tom Skinner and, newly cropped, Seb Rochford battering syncopated West African rhythms. This was tribal jazz...





Preview: Owiny Sigoma Band U.K. Tour (U.K. Wide, 22nd to 29th May 2016)

It is said that difficulties break some men but make others…as a matter of fact, Owiny Sigoma Band musicians have definitely become stronger people after their recently troubled months. The death of an important band member like Charles Owoko would have turned upside down and put through the wringer every ensemble, but the...



Album Review: Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity [Soundway, 13th May 2016]
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Album Review: Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity [Soundway, 13th May 2016]

Family Atlantica is ‘London’s musical melting pot at it’s very best’ according to reviews from The Guardian. The band, which consists of London-born multi-instrumentalist Jack Yglesias, Venezuelan vocalist Luzmira Zerpa, and half-Nigerian, half-Ghanian percussionist Kwame Crentsil, started out in an abandoned vicarage in Hackney, East London, before winning fans over with...

Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Blending hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with the iconic sounds of New Orleans brass, bring your big brash boogie boots to Rich Mix next week, the Hot 8 Brass Band are in town. Formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, The Hot 8 not only merged two earlier bands – the Looney Tunes...

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