All posts by Marco Canepari

Interview: Kimmo Pohjonen (June 2016)

Interview: Kimmo Pohjonen (June 2016)

Please don’t call him the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the accordion’ and don’t try to associate his name with the one of Bjork or even Vin Diesel… because, after thirty years of illustrious music career, Kimmo Pohjonen can be deservedly and simply defined as a unique accordionist. His musicianship has brought...
Preview: Owiny Sigoma Band U.K. Tour (U.K. Wide, 22nd to 29th May 2016)

Preview: Owiny Sigoma Band U.K. Tour (U.K. Wide, 22nd to 29th May 2016)

It is said that difficulties break some men but make others…as a matter of fact, Owiny Sigoma Band musicians have definitely become stronger people after their recently troubled months. The death of an important band member like Charles Owoko would have turned upside down and put through the wringer every ensemble, but the...
Preview: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Preview: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Sons of Kemet are bringing jazz to another level broadening its horizons even further. The London-based quartet, which started to play together in 2011, represents a step-forward for the genre. They indeed decided not simply to add some New Orleans dixie-fragrance, the “post” prefix and unpredictability to their double-drums, sax and tuba...
Interview: Smockey (April 2016)

Interview: Smockey (April 2016)

A few weeks ago, freedom-of-expression campaigners Index on Censorship announced Serge Bambara as the recipient of the inaugural Music in Exile Fund Fellowship. But this was more than an annual prize. Better known as Smockey (contraction of “se moquer“, which means “to mock”), what Serge received was really a lifetime achievement...
Interview: Sérgio Dias – Os Mutantes (May 2016)

Interview: Sérgio Dias – Os Mutantes (May 2016)

Os Mutantes always were, and still are, one of the most influential bands in the history of modern music. With their career beginning back in 1966, they remain loved and cherished by fans both old and new after over 50 years in the business. The São Paulo Tropicalia ensemble can...
Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Usually it would be rude to reveal a woman’s age, but there are always exceptions. Especially when it comes to an impressive young musician, composer, arranger and choir director who, at the age of 24, has already released two albums, toured the world, signed for Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings,...
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