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Album Review: Waaju – Waaju [Olindo Records; May 2018]
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Album Review: Waaju – Waaju [Olindo Records; May 2018]

Waaju’s self-titled first LP came out in May to a small crowd in Swan’s Wharf, during the Giant Steps summer residency. The evening was atmospheric, enticing and exceptionally hot. The old warehouse was filled with the diverse sounds of Waaju, an Afro-Latin quintet based in London. You will recognise the...
Album Review: Soothsayers – Tradition [Wah Wah 45s; June 2018]
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Album Review: Soothsayers – Tradition [Wah Wah 45s; June 2018]

Tradition was released on the Wah Wah 45s label in June 2018 by South London based Soothsayers, traditionally renowned for their modernised 1960s afrobeat and contemporary jazz fusion mashups, coupled with big band brass sections and cutting-edge vocal harmonies. Ironically though, Tradition is far from traditional. Idris Rahman’s lyrical themes...
Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]
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Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]

Having been raised in an environment where performing arts and African traditions were paramount, Ivorian vocalist Dobet Gnahoré has always had great artistic confidence and a strong sense of self. Her fifth album, entitled Miziki after the Bété word for music, is a true reflection of that assurance and traditional...
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