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Preview: Namlo Band @ Sands Films (London, 2nd December 2015)

How often have you had the chance to listen to notes coming from the Himalayan region? And how many times have you enjoyed a concert in one of the best-kept little secret venues in London? On the 2nd of December, Namlo Band and Sands Films will give you the “unmissable” opportunity...

Preview: Molotov Jukebox @ 100 Club (London, 4th December, 2015)

The 100 Club plays host to Molotov Jukebox this December for the London leg of their UK tour, showcasing material from their forthcoming second record; Tropical Gypsy. The six piece hailing from London seamlessly infuse Balkan Bass whist drawing on more tropical influences, spanning from Calypso samples through to Afrobeat, delivering...

Review: Movimientos 10 – Novalima @ Rich Mix (London, 8th November 2015)

Grammy nominated, Independent Music Award winners, 15 years on the go and five albums already published which have spread their name all over the world…but if you can’t demonstrate your qualities in front of your audience, your award, prizes and career’s accomplishments aren’t worth a dime. That’s why the eight musicians...


Interview: Vieux Farka Touré (November 2015)

On the eve of his first UK tour for some time Rhythm Passport was privileged to interview one of the great ambassadors of Malian guitar, Vieux Farka Touré. Still only in his mid-thirties Vieux Farka Touré has recorded eight albums to date. His second, Fondo, propelled him to fame when...


Review: Songhoy Blues + Blaenavon @ Koko (London, 4th November 2015)

Songhoy Blues, the new Malian sensation, can no longer play in their native region because of the music ban imposed by jihadists back in 2012. Instead they have built an audience and reputation beyond Malian borders, becoming one of the most ambitious projects shaped on African soil. Their desert-rock/blues, which...

Review: Mbongwana Star @ (Oval Space (London, 1st November 2015)

This has undoubtedly been Mbongwana Stars’ year. The six-piece hail from Congo and is comprised of Liam Farrell, Ranay Kalambayi, Theo, R9, Coco and Sage. They’ve been going from strength to strength following the release of their debut album ‘From Kinshasa’, earlier this year. The crowd couldn’t miss this opportunity...


Review: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Packed to the rafters with people vying for any sort of view, Koko played host to the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi for this eagerly anticipated North London gig. Twins Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz performed songs from their eponymous album, released earlier this year. Ibeyi is a beautifully crafted record but...


Preview: Seckou Keita + Gwyneth Glyn @ Rich Mix (London, 17th November 2015)

As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, Senegalese sensation Seckou Keita will be leading an audience at Rich Mix into mystical soundscapes, orchestrated by his kora – a 22 stringed West African harp. Seckou has attracted international recognition after displaying multi-instrumental splendour – known at the same time as...

Interview: Ibeyi @ WOMAD (July 2015)

No matter that time is limited, the rain is pouring down or that backstage hustle and bustle is off the scale. When you have the chance to interview the most up-and-coming act of the year – and one of the most charming and stylish- you just have to seize the...



Preview: London International Arts Festival (London, 4th – 8th November 2015)

Jyotsna Srikanth is not ‘simply’ a renowned London-based Indian artist and significant contemporary exponent of the Carnatic tradition nor even ‘just’ a delightful violinist, but also a forward-looking artistic director and event organizer. In this latter dress thanks to the help of Dhruv Arts, she’s imagined and realized an intriguing...

Interview: Dom La Nena (October 2015)

‘La Nena’ (little girl) is the nickname that she has carried around the world since adolescence. However, even though she still has a girlish air, Dominique ‘Dom’ Pinto moves around the music scene like a seasoned actress. Her experience is enviable, and she could easily be described as a ‘musician...

Preview: Songhoy Blues @ Koko (London, 4th November 2015)

Songhoy Blues are a music mystery: the more they become popular and people listen to their music, the more they defy any definition. There are those who say that the four musicians from Gao are the last true desert blues interpreters, then there are critics affirming that they sound psychedelic,...


Preview: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

They’re little more than twenty years old, released just one album and their career debuted only two years ago… But they’ve already turned the music world upside-down! Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, better known as Ibeyi, will soon turn Koko, London and the U.K.upside-down too with their forthcoming tour, which will see...

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