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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...





Interview: Ibibio Sound Machine (January 2016)

Ahead of their Passing Clouds gig last weekend, we caught up with Ibibio Sound Machine front woman, Eno Williams, to have a chat about the bands origins and the sounds and artists who drive them the most. London born Eno originally hailing from Nigeria, formed Ibibio with fellow bandmates/producers Max Grunhard,...



Review: Mulatu Astatke @ Roundhouse (London, 1st February 2016)

Since his contribution to the soundtrack of Jim Jarmusch’s 2005 movie Broken Flowers Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke has  become a global “pop-star”. However, this is a recent event in his fifty-year career, and his many fans have always considered him to be something special. His latest performance at the Roundhouse...

Review: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2015)

They said you’d never forget your first time, and even if Bixiga 70’s performance at Rich Mix was your second, third or fourth it would still be a night to remember! Last Friday the Brazilian big-band from São Paulo made its début on a British stage, but its name is hardly...

Preview: Anda Union UK Tour (24th January – 19th February)

Anda Union, the Mongolian traditional music powerhouse embarked on their latest UK tour this month, with a busy schedule of upcoming dates. Audiences can expect boundless galloping energy coupled with haunting virtuosic sensitivity. Uniting many musical traditions from inner Mongolia, the nine-strong group combines throat singing and long song with...

Preview: Rokia Traoré @ Roundhouse (London, 6th February 2016)

Featuring a plethora of guest artists including John Paul Jones and Devendra Barnhart, this February will see Malian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rokia Traoré release her sixth album, Né So. Produced by John Parish of PJ Harvey and Tracy Chapman acclaim, accompanying this release is her 2016 tour, kicking off at...





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