London Gig Guide (June 2019)

GigGuideJune

Guts @ The Jazz Café (Friday 07/06)

On 7th June, Guts will bring not only himself, but a full live band along to London’s renowned Jazz Cafe venue, where he will celebrate his fifth solo album release Philanthropic on Heavenly Sweetness. Already available to listen to on some platforms, the new album is perfectly in keeping with his ability to discreetly mix global sentiments with irresistible dancy grooves.

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Album Review: Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London – Africa Soyo [February 2020]

In recent decades, the music of the Gnawa has transitioned from a repertoire of ritualistic trance-inducing songs – performed exclusively for the adherents of its night-long healing ceremonies – to a more profane yet equally transfixing professional type of music, played on festival stages and in venues the world over. Due not…

Artists: Simo Lagnawi , Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London

Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #30 – Unlock Mix by Nuri

This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix! In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you…

Artists: Nuri , Safe&Sounds

Bandcamp’s Fundraiser Special (Friday 20th March 2020)

It doesn’t happen everyday that online music platforms champion the cause of musicians, but Bandcamp has showed us, more than once, to be different from the vast majority of music platforms. Today (until 11.59PM Pacific Time), to support all the artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oakland-based company will…

Artists: Cheb Runner , DJ Doraemon , Hailu Mergia , Hamish Napier , Irreversible Entanglements , Jeich Ould Badou , Let Drum Beat , Lina Raul Referee , Raül Refree , Simo Lagnawi , Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London , Son Rompe Pera , Spoek Mathambo , The Sorcerers , Tino Contreras

Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #13 – Tenesha Smith

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Artists: Safe&Sounds , Tenesha Smith , Tenesha The Wordsmith

London Gig Guide (March 2020)

Global Beats Club: Afrikan Boy + Saronde & More @ Hootananny (06/03) We are huge fans of Afrikan Boy here at Rhythm Passport. So much so, that every time the South London musician parties in his hometown you will find us in the front row. That’s what will also happen at Hootananny on Friday the 6th of…

Artists: 3ma , Afrikan Boy , Ballake Sissoko , Driss El Maloumi , Gaia Mobilij , Hot 8 Brass Band , Irreversible Entanglements , Kallemi , Kampire , Let Drum Beat , Melt Yourself Down , Oum , Princess Nokia , Princess Prada , Rajery , Riobamba , Saronde , Shabaka Hutchings , Simo Lagnawi , Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London , Sudan Archives , Tarabband , Wara

Event Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival @ Glynde Place (Glynde, Sussex; Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2019)

The glorious Love Supreme returned to the prime Sussex pastures of Glynde for its seventh year, and what a return it was. With such a startling array of talent on offer, it was a mighty challenge to stay in one spot for too long for fear of missing out elsewhere….

Artists: Alicia Olatuja , Allysha Joy , Chip Wickham , Dj Khalab , Ezra Collective , Gladys Knight , Gogo Penguin , Jimmy Cliff , Joe Armon-Jones , Lauryn Hill , Mahalia , Nubya Garcia , Sampa The Great , Snarky Puppy , Tank And The Bangas , Tenesha The Wordsmith , The Teskey Brothers , Theon Cross , Yakul

London Gig Guide (July 2019)

Love Carnival w/ DJ Jigüe, DJ Galletas Calientes & Diva @ Five Miles (Saturday 06/07) On 6th July at Five Miles’ sound system will be overflowing with the Afro-Cuban vibes played by DJ Jigüe. Jigüe started in the rich hip-hop scene of the Caribbean island, and then moved into more experimental territories,…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Afriquoi , Amadou & Mariam , Amira Kheir , Amy True , Blue Lab Beats , Bumi Thomas , Carthnage , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Dj Jigüe , Elpeche , Emicida , Ezra Collective , Fatima , Femi And The Inrhythms , Gianni Denitto , Imperio Bamba , Kamaal Williams , Koroleko Moussa Dembele , La-33 , Lua Preta , Marcelo D2 , Mayra Andrade , Merca Bae , Nané , Naphta , Neneh Cherry , Onra , Renegade Brass Band , Sons Of Kemet , Stella Chiweshe , Tássia Reis , The Blind Boy of Alabam , The Bongo Hop , Xylouris White , Zara Mcfarlane

Album Review: Fémina – Perlas & Conchas [Fémina Music; April 2019]  

An Argentine group who stood out from their peers with their proud feminist stance, Fémina consists of Clara Trucco, Sofia Trucco (both of whom are sisters) and Clara Miglioli. The latter two are the founding members, who originally channelled their American hip-hop influences, but once Clara Trucco joined, they began…

Artists: Femina

Album Review: Nicola Cruz – Siku [ZZK Records; January 2019]

One of the most iconic and recognisable instruments from South America is probably the siku, a handmade pan-pipe made of bamboo shoots, originating from the Andes and played to this day by its indigenous peoples. Countless variations of the siku exist in South America – each with its own variation…

Artists: Nicola Cruz

Interview: Q&A with Nicola Cruz – ‘Innovating Tradition’ (December 2018)

French-born, Ecuador-raised composer Nicola Cruz is one peculiar artist. When his first album Prender El Alma came out in 2015, many were left speechless: his intuition to blend warm, bass-fuelled, downtempo beats with traditional Andean melodies resulted in a new kind of music that spoke straight to the heart. While touring around…

Artists: Nicola Cruz

Preview: Jazz:Re:Found 2018 (Turin, Italy; Friday 30th November & Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December 2018)

Two weeks to go until the new edition of Jazz:Re:Found. In its past editions, the forward-looking festival has brought to Italy names such as hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash, techno legend group Underground Resistance, funk-jazz Brazilian masters Azymuth and many more. This year’s theme Black & Forth sums up the two…

Artists: Antal , Bugz In The Attic , Dj Khalab , Funk Shui Project , Mos Def , Moses Boyd , Nu Guinea , Tenderlonious

Album Review: Khalab – Black Noise 2084 [On The Corner Records; 20th July 2018]

In recent years, a growing number of producers have engaged in exploring the potential of mixing electronic music with music, traditional sounds and field recordings coming from all corners of the globe — giving birth to some of the most interesting records of the decade. Some, like Nicola Cruz or…

Artists: Dj Khalab , Khalab

Event Review: WOMAD UK 2018 @ Charlton Park (Malmesbury; Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018)

The sun is shining as people from all corners of the globe – including artists from six continents and fifty countries – come together for this year’s eclectic celebration of world music and dance culture. Families, friends and couples of all ages erect tents, blow up mattresses and boil water…

Artists: Abatwa , Amadou and Mariam , Bcuc , Bollywood Brass Band , Gilles Peterson , Hanggai , Hashmat Sultana , Havana Meets Kingston , Herbaliser , Ian Brennan , K.o.g. And The Zongo Brigade , Ken Boothe , Kokoko! , LADAMA , Leftfield , Maalem Hamid El Kasri , Macka B. , Meklit , My Baby , Orchestre Les Mangelepa , Owiny Sigoma Soundsystem , Rafiki Jazz , Rodney P , Seby Ntege , Tal National , Thievery Corporation , Too Many Zooz

News: Back to the Afro-Future With DJ Khalab’s New Single & Video “Dense” (Friday 25th May 2018)

We already had a thing for DJ Khalab‘s Afro-electro sound… So, try to imagine how thrilled we are to share his futuristic brand-new single and video. The Italian DJ, producer and radio host has recently teamed up with UK alt-jazz wizard Shabaka Hutchings and Tommaso Capellato another offbeat Italian DJ,…

Artists: Dj Khalab

Interview: BCUC – Music to Experience (April 2018)

Paraphrasing the words said by their frontman Jovi Nkosi at the end of their recent London’s show on the Rich Mix stage, BCUC is a band you don’t have to listen to, but to experience. The Soweto ensemble, one of the most striking music projects coming from South Africa in…

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Event Review: Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial + Zara McFarlane @ Barbican Centre (London; 20th January 2018)

It doesn’t happen every day that we get to enjoy a double-bill show celebrating the artistry of two remarkable female musicians. Luckily, we didn’t miss the unique opportunity which happened on stage at the Barbican where we saw two such protagonists in Carleen Anderson and Zara McFarlane. Despite the two…

Artists: Carleen Anderson , Zara Mcfarlane

Event Review: TootArd @ Rich Mix (London; 31st January 2018)  

There are hardly any better ways with which to illustrate the concept of ‘upbeat’ than by narrating a TootArd show. The band, hailing from the Golan Heights, with its heartening music, are the best answer to the decades of political troubles and social struggles burdening the region, and one of…

Artists: TootArd

Mixes: Groovalizacion Radio Best Albums 2017

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Artists: Bargou 08 , Blay Ambolley , Dem Juju Poets , Doña Onete , Eddie Palmieri , Groovalizacion Radio , ÌFÉ , La Mambanegra , Lagartijeando , Magin Diaz , Msafiri Zawose , Nidia Gongora , Oghene Kologbo , Orchestra Baobab , Orchestre Mangelepa , Oumou Sangaré , Quantic , Rio Mira , Sibusile Xaba , Son Palenque , They Must Be Crazy , TootArd

Gallery: Amadou & Mariam + Afrikan Boy @ Koko (London, 24th May 2017)

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend one of the highlights of the London’s music calendar: Amadou & Mariam.  The Malian couple delighted the Koko audience presenting their brand new work Bofou Safou and performing an exciting sold-out gig supported by London born-and-bred hip-hop narrator Afrikan Boy. Here’s what we saw and…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Amadou & Mariam

Interview: Nicola Cruz (March 2017)

Nicola Cruz is to put it simply, a fantastic musician. In my humble opinion, his music speaks of more than just the seeking of pleasure, but to the pursuit of life. His tracks offer themselves to the human condition, that we are born and die alone, and in between, we’re…

Artists: Nicola Cruz



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  1. outerglobe

    One missing due to my major oversight .. Please note the vital #mozimafundraiser on FRIDAY JUNE 7th at CLF Arts CAFE , BUSSEY BUILDING , PECKHAM … Here is the facebook link – been trying to post it on site myself with no joy. It’s in support of those so badly affected by the cyclones in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malai with well researched beneficiary organisations. DO SUPPORT – advance ticket link bit.ly/30sJ1ei Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2125530844404573/


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