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Preview: Souad Massi @ Islington Assembly Hall (London, 10th September 2016)

Souad Massi is a unique musician. Unfortunately. That’s regrettable because the singer/songwriter is the perfect example of the powerful connotation and significance that music can nurse and the world would be a more interesting place with more artists like her. Despite moving to Paris when she was 16, Souad preserved...


Preview: DJ Vadim @ Echoes (London, 7th September 2016)

The only way you could have never heard of DJ Vadim is if you’ve avoided the world’s dancefloors over the last 20 years. In fact, when it comes to DJ decks and party music, DJ Vadim is a global authority. The Russian-born artist is one of the most popular disc...

Preview: Tulipa Ruiz @ Rich Mix (London, 8th September 2016)

Three albums and dozens of noteworthy collaborations have helped Tulipa Ruiz to become one of the most recognised and acclaimed voices on the Brazilian music scene. Back in 2010, the singer/songwriter from São Paulo brilliantly dealt with unexpected popularity and excited critics, showing charisma to sell her resolute personality. These...


Review: Hyper Japan Festival @ Olympia ( London, 15th-17th July 2016)

The tenth edition of the Hyper Japan Festival, “the UK’s biggest J-Culture Event”, organised by Cross Media Ltd., took place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July at the Olympia exhibition centre in West Kensington, London. Alongside gaming stations, craft classes and one of Europe’s largest public sake-tasting events (which...


Interview: Kanda Bongo Man

We sent our very own Tash_LC down to Rich Mix London earlier this year to interview the Congolese Sokous legend Kanda Bongo Man <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/NaQgyr4gddE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Rhythm Passport launches our new DJ Mix section

We had enough of listening to people saying that world music is boring. So we decided to prove them wrong once and for all in the easiest and most effective way possible. How? Letting everyone dance! We asked four eclectic and exciting world music DJs to compile a monthly mix each and...



Interview – Metá Metá (August 2016)

With a new album out (MM3), a European tour ready to hit the road (with a London gig at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival in less than a month) and a following growing all over the world, there are plenty of reasons to write a feature about Metá Metá...

Interview: Fuel Fandango @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

When rock and electronic sounds reinvigorate (Fuel) an already hot-blooded and passionate style like flamenco (Fandango), the outcome can only be combustible. That’s why Fuel Fandango have developed into exciting and acclaimed actors on the Spanish music scene. With their latest release, Aurora, and its respective Summer tour, which brought...


Interview: N’Diale @ WOMAD Charlton Park (July 2016)

“When you decide what you play you also decide what kind of life you lead.”  Hélène Labarrière   N’Diale is one of the most convincing collaborations between European and African musicians in recent years. In this instance Breton and Malian players have created a new music that resonates strongly with...



We are putting on a free event 17th September (Brixton, London)

This Month we are teaming up with Upstairs At The Ritzy’s night JUJU to put on a club night packed full of Afro vibes.  We’ll be bring down the DJs Area Boys from Bristol who are also resident DJs in our newly launched DJ mix section Also on the decks are DJ’s Volta...

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