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Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Village Underground (London, 1st October 2015)

Ukraine has never been so punk and we are not talking about music, but attitude… DakhaBrakha, one of the most exciting and radical representations of the contemporary Eastern European music scene, will visit London tomorrow and shake up Village Underground turning upside down many of your certainties about the art....



Interview: Kapela Maliszów @ WOMAD (July 2015)

It’s raining, but we don’t care! The first full day of WOMAD got into full swing this Friday with the wide range of global music we’ve come to expect. The BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage played host to probably the youngest band member this year along with her family band...

Review: Black Flower @ Rich Mix (London, 12th September 2015)

In support of their debut album, Abyssinia Afterlife, Black Flower ambled on to the stage at a sparsely populated Rich Mix last Saturday and proceeded to transport us to a magical land. As the title of this record suggests, it is an imagined journey through a dream-like garden of the...


Preview: Mose ‘Fan Fan’ @ The Forge (London, 23 September 2015)

Back in the early 1980s, he was arguably the first musician to introduce the British audience to Congolese music. After having displayed his talent all around Africa, he moved from Kinshasa to London and quickly became a sincere music ambassador of his country. Today, thirty years after his move and...



Interview: Ezza @ WOMAD (July 2015)

Saharan blues never sounded so rocky! This Toulouse-based group plays with spirit and energy, and for a trio their sound is big. Just after their fiery WOMAD show on The Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage early on Saturday evening we talked to front man Omar Adam Goumour, bass player Menad Moussaoui...



Interview: Sheelanagig @ Womad 2015 (July 2015)

WOMAD and Bristol have developed a tight-knit relationship. The festival has always hosted many bands from this southwestern city on its stages, and thousands of Bristolians visit Charlton Park every year to enjoy hearing their fellow city-dwellers playing in a different context. It’s not surprising then that one of the...

Interview: Violons Barbares @ Womad (July 2015)

Violons Barbares, as their name suggests, are indeed a wild trio. To say these guys are virtuosic would be an understatement. We interviewed the two fiddlers and percussionist just after their highly entertaining and mind-blowing set on The Radio 3 Charlie Gillett Stage on a wet WOMAD Sunday afternoon. As well...


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