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Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

When you talk with Samy Ben Redjeb, future and past become synonyms and mingle with each other. The founder of the German label, Analog Africa, has brought vintage sounds coming from all over the African Continent to the present and set free their cutting-edge characters. That’s why, when you ask him...
Interview: Ösp (March 2017)   

Interview: Ösp (March 2017)  

Like the valley where she comes from, Ösp’s music is a well-preserved and inspiring Icelandic secret. The singer/songwriter from Svarfaðardalur (in the North of the country) has never followed the electro-pop or ambient hype prompting the Icelandic music scene to become one of the most vibrant of the world. Instead,...
Interview: Bex Burch – Vula Viel (June 2017)

Interview: Bex Burch – Vula Viel (June 2017)

Even for a music scene as varied and unpredictable as London’s, Vula Viel are an exception. It might already be surprising to meet, listen to and enjoy a band comprised of London born and bred musicians playing traditional Ghanaian music. If you add the fact that they play that music...
Interview: François Cambuzat – Ifriqiyya Électrique (June 2017)

Interview: François Cambuzat – Ifriqiyya Électrique (June 2017)

There are some intense and unique cultural expressions that are too complex to describe if you haven’t experienced them first-hand. The ritual of Sidi Marzûq performed by the Banga community and occurring every year in the Djerid Desert in southern Tunisia is one of them. Luckily, we had the pleasure to...
Interview: Afrikan Boy (June 2017)

Interview: Afrikan Boy (June 2017)

Tomorrow, the 2017 edition of Southbank Meltdown festival curated by M.I.A. will get under way with Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers. While, on Saturday night, it will be the turn of a London born-and-bred music icon, Afrikan Boy. Choosing the Woolwich MC to enrich the festival line-up, was a no-brainer...
Interview: Tamikrest (May 2017)

Interview: Tamikrest (May 2017)

Tamikrest always play pretty cool, eclectic music, with intricate layers of artistry. They blend rock and native music, native that is to West Africa. Their most recent album Kidal (released in March by Glitterbeat) is as cool as their music has ever been: a unique blend of poetry and instrumentals rocking out...
Interview: Patrick Patterson – Cymande (May 2017)

Interview: Patrick Patterson – Cymande (May 2017)

Formed in London in 1971, from a varied collection of Caribbean musicians, Cymande have blazed a funk-drenched trail and spread their message of peace and togetherness ever since. After a number of years in which their members devoted their energy to other projects, the band are back on the road,...
Interview: Oumou Sangaré (May 2017)

Interview: Oumou Sangaré (May 2017)

The 19th May 2017 saw the release of Mogoya (check our review), Grammy award-winning Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s seventh album. Her tour has just passed through London with a show at Village Underground on 17th May, and Rhythm Passport was lucky enough to get this short interview with one of Africa’s...
Interview: Totó La Momposina (April 2017)

Interview: Totó La Momposina (April 2017)

She rarely visits and performs in London, but when she does, she’s always keen to bring the Caribbean sun and enthusiasm with her. A few days ago, on the eve of her gig as part of La Linea festival, we had the honour to meet and have a chat with...
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