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Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]
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Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]

A four piece, Ariwo is made up of: Hammadi Valdes from Cuba on percussion; Oreste Noda; Canadian Jay Phelps (a renowned trumpeter who has played with Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis and Soweto Kinch, among others); and Iranian-born composer/producer Pouya Ehsaei. They specialise in bringing traditional rhythms together into a modern...
Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Yes, we know, there won’t be another Bank Holiday weekend in a while, but that’s even more of a good reason to spend this Bank Holiday Saturday in music! The added fact that it’ll arguably be the jazziest jam of the month, and it’s entirely free, makes it a more...
Preview: La Linea Festival 2018 (London; 20th to 30th April 2018)

Preview: La Linea Festival 2018 (London; 20th to 30th April 2018)

We’re almost there, just a few more days and La Linea Festival will “Latinise” London once again. With its 2018 edition, the music series, organized by ¡Como No! will reach its coming of age: 18 years dedicated to supporting, celebrating and spreading Latin music around London. It will keep on fulfilling its...
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