Preview: Reginald Omas Mamode lV – ‘Where We Going?’ Album Launch @ NT’s (London; Thursday 6th June 2019)
There’s no doubt that Reginald Omas Mamode lV is a man with a story to tell; actually, more than just one. Stories that he not only loves to narrate, but also sets to music. The Peckham artist has indeed fine-tuned imaginative and soulful songwriting, with which he recalls his Malagasy background, enriched by the East African island traditional styles like sega and maloya, and his London present, embodied by more contemporary sounds, from jazz-fusion to hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean ones (funk, reggae and soul).
After having released a few EPs, he’s finally ready to make the big step and launch his debut LP on Five Easy Pieces. Inspired by his recent trip to the Mascarene Islands, and titled Where We Going?, the album reflects his back-to-roots journey, but also expands Reginald’s musical viewpoint, including influences from all over the world.
At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…