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Interview: Christophe Chassol – Composing Scores from the Daily Life (January 2018)

I remember the first time I heard Chassol like it was yesterday. I was listening to “Pipornithology, Pt. II” – from his acclaimed album Big Sun – and I was blown away, by the way, he started with the recording of a singing bird and used it to create an...
Interview: Populous – Assembling Musical Tiles (January 2018)

Interview: Populous – Assembling Musical Tiles (January 2018)

Italian producer Andrea Mangia aka Populous debuted in 2002 with an album titled Quipo. 15 years later he is still making music and finally receiving the attention he deserves both in his native Italy and beyond. His latest album, Azulejos, released last year, has earned him the appreciation not only...
Interview: 47Soul – London’s Middle EastEnders (December 2017)

Interview: 47Soul – London’s Middle EastEnders (December 2017)

If in the last four years, they have won over the Middle Eastern, British and part of European audiences with their distinctive electro-dabké (or, as they prefer to call it, ‘shamstep’), 47Soul are ready to do the same with the rest of world. The London-based quartet is one of the names...
Interview: TootArd – Playing on the Borders (January 2018)

Interview: TootArd – Playing on the Borders (January 2018)

Politics is intrinsic to the Golan Heights landscape. The region, disputed by Syria and Israel since the mid-1960s, lingers in an unresolved state, which influences its people’s everyday life, culture, and music. That is why, even if you do not want to be meddled and muddled with politics, you inevitably...
Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Interview: Mauro Durante, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – Harvesting ‘Crops of Songs’ Between Salento and the World (November 2017)

Two years ago, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary with music, and their love for Pizzica and tarantella is stronger than ever. That’s why Canzoniere, their recently released 20th studio album, can be considered as another referential work for anybody interested in traditional Mediterranean sounds. The band...
Interview: Alborosie – Born a Living Dread (November 2017)

Interview: Alborosie – Born a Living Dread (November 2017)

It’s not easy to refresh and renovate reggae and its credo. It’s even harder if you want to do it keeping intact its roots and long-established features, but there’s an Italian (with a Jamaican soul and passport) singer-songwriter and producer who’s succeeding in the challenge. We’re talking about Alborosie, the...
Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

We grew fonder and fonder of Transparent Water, the fourhanded album released by Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita in February, blending together Caribbean and West African traditions with musical spices coming from all over the world. So, after having reviewed the album, interviewed Seckou Keita and previewed the ongoing UK...
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