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Interview: Mohammed Yahya – Native Sun (March 2017)

Interview: Mohammed Yahya – Native Sun (March 2017)

If London had its own soundtrack, it would have to include a Native Sun tune. The duo composed of Mohammed Yahya & Sarina Leah are one of the most truthful musical portrayals of the British capital, gathering together an all-embracing influence, ranging from South-East Africa to the Caribbean islands and mirroring the...
Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Who’d have imagined that the cimbalom could be so groovy? If you’re not used to the sound of the Hungarian dulcimer and the energetic way in which Balázs Unger, founder member of CimbaliBand, plays it. Be ready for something special, be ready to be amazed. In a few days’ time,...
Preview: Shabaka and the Ancestors – Jazz Cafe (31st March 2017)

Preview: Shabaka and the Ancestors – Jazz Cafe (31st March 2017)

Shabaka and the Ancestors bring their devotional free-jazz to London Jazz Café for one night only on the 31st March. The group play songs inspired by their African musical forefathers to re-visualise contemporary jazz through the voice of their masters. Band leader Shabaka Hutchings will be taking the stage with...
Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Jazz Café (London, 4th & 5th April 2017)

Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Jazz Café (London, 4th & 5th April 2017)

Following a string of sold-out shows, this April the father of Ethio-Jazz returns to London for two unique shows at Camden’s iconic Jazz Café. A cult figure in the world of global music, Mulatu Astatke is known for his blend of pop, jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latin rhythms, Caribbean reggae, and...
Interview: Sergio Mendoza – Orkesta Mendoza (March 2017)

Interview: Sergio Mendoza – Orkesta Mendoza (March 2017)

In a month’s time, on the 21st of April, London will be blown away by the sound of Orkesta Mendoza. Rich Mix and La Linea 2017 will be hosting the first date of the band’s UK tour and its energetic vibes built on a Pan-American repertoire that welcomes Latin American styles and...