All posts by Marco Canepari

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

In times of social distancing, travel chaos and restrictions, it’s uplifting to meet up (even if only figuratively speaking) with people who made cultural and musical inclusivity and collectivism their credo. Since the meaning of  the band’s name (‘serendipity’ in English), Nasip Kismet is a breath of fresh air in the...
Event Preview: BLK JKS @ MOTH Club (London; Wednesday 22nd June 2022)

Event Preview: BLK JKS @ MOTH Club (London; Wednesday 22nd June 2022)

Considering the richness and diversity of the Jo’burg music scene, it’s not really the most effortless achievement to become one of its most influential acts. Still, Soweto-based quartet BLK JKS, has not only grown into one of the most revered bands burgeoning from the Jozi musical landscape, but from the...
Interview: Q&A with Eccodek – The Global Village In Us (May 2022)

Interview: Q&A with Eccodek – The Global Village In Us (May 2022)

A band with a multi-cultural mission. That’s how Eccodek can be described in a very few words. The far-reaching project launched by Andrew McPherson in Guelph, 100km West of Toronto, back in 1999 has become one of the best examples of music inclusivity. After two decades, Eccodek has indeed grown...
Interview: Q&A with Planeta Polar – Baltic Cumbieros (May 2022)

Interview: Q&A with Planeta Polar – Baltic Cumbieros (May 2022)

The global music village we all live in has  accustomed us to the most peculiar and at times bizarre, cultural brews. Still, discovering and enjoying a Lithuanian trio so passionate and dedicated to cumbia, chicha and tropical sounds doesn’t happen every day.  Planeta Polar is indeed such a one-and-only act...
Event Preview: Grupo Lokito @ Woolwich Works (London; Saturday 4th June 2022)

Event Preview: Grupo Lokito @ Woolwich Works (London; Saturday 4th June 2022)

Afro-Latin music in every form and shape on the 4th of June in Woolwich. Woolwich Works will indeed be the stage for an evening to the event exploring Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and their cultural bond. Reasserting the Atlantic connection and showcasing exhilarating styles like rumba, salsa and mambo, Grupo Lokito will guide you through a sonic journey...