All posts by Jane Cocklin

Interview: Juanita Euka  – ‘Music, It’s a Trip’ (April 2022)

Interview: Juanita Euka – ‘Music, It’s a Trip’ (April 2022)

The end of March saw Juanita Euka release her first self-penned album called Mabanzo with Strut Records. Meaning ‘Thoughts’ in Lingala, it’s a sonic pot of musings. It’s laden with hooks and ever so danceable with a mix of Afro-Latino influence from soukous and son, to rumba and hip-hop.  She spells...
Event Review: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran @ Barbican Hall – EFG London Jazz Festival (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Event Review: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran @ Barbican Hall – EFG London Jazz Festival (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Archie Shepp may not have executed his ideas with the same technical dexterity I imagine of earlier years. However in his mid-eighties, he still delivered a beautifully effectual experience that transcended any physical limitations. Alongside Jason Moran, their musical ideas revealed their reverence towards the plight of inequality and the complexities...