All posts by Marco Canepari

Interview: Criolo @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Criolo @ Womad (July, 2015)

If contemporary Brazil had a voice, it would be Criolo’s. The São Paulo MC/songwriter brought not just the sound of his city but also the music of an entire nation to the Open Air Stage of WOMAD. We talked with him after his performance and tried to understand his musical...
Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

Interview: Mahotella Queens @ Womad (July, 2015)

They have spent the last fifty years playing and singing from the soul of South Africa and its people, but they still the energy to jump on stage and dance like if they were young girls. During their fifty years of performing the Mahotella Queens have become one of the...
Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

“We left Sierra Leone on the 1st of April of 2014 with the expectation of doing a six month world tour, then return to our country, but before we ended our tour there was the news about ebola killing people. So as international icons we felt that it wouldn’t be...
Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

For the thirty-third year in a row WOMAD will let the world play. From the 23rd to the 26th of July Charlton Park in Wiltshire will entertain hundreds of thousands of world music fans, charming and inspiring their senses. …And so the musical atlas of WOMAD 2015 begins to take...
Interview: Terakaft

Interview: Terakaft

It is a big step from the Sahara desert to the urban jungle of London, but Terakaft seemed comfortably at home within the walls of Rich Mix, where they presented their new album ‘Ténéré’ (Alone). Just a couple of hours before the gig we met Liya Ag Ablil, the band’s...
Review: Boubacar Traoré @ Rich Mix (London, 21st May 2015)

Review: Boubacar Traoré @ Rich Mix (London, 21st May 2015)

Boubacar Traoré, one of the most symbolic voices and guitarists of African blues graced Rich Mix and Serious Space Shoreditch with a remarkable performance. A minimal but revealing gig it was one that only musicians of his calibre could produce. There wouldn’t be African blues without Malian music, and Boubacar...
Interview: Mariana Sadovska (April 2015)

Interview: Mariana Sadovska (April 2015)

A few days ago we had the pleasure of talking with one of the most inventive voices of the contemporary music panorama, that of Mariana Sadovska. The Ukrainian actress, composer, musician and, most notably, singer is one of the clearest sounds emanating from that Eastern European country. She embodies the...
Preview – La Linea Festival (London, 21st – 30th April 2015)

Preview – La Linea Festival (London, 21st – 30th April 2015)

It’s the best Latin music around! La Linea Festival, now in its fifteenth year, will once again gather a fine lineup. The event was born in 2001, emerging from an idea conceived by ¡Como No!’s. It has always displayed the finest and most intriguing sounds from the South American continent,...
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