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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...
Interview: Zara McFarlane – Jazz Is Changing (October 2017)

Interview: Zara McFarlane – Jazz Is Changing (October 2017)

Savvy and oozing self-deprecating charm, Zara McFarlane is one of Gilles Peterson’s freshest jazz vocalists who has been signed with Brownswood Recordings since 2011. She has released two albums, won ‘Best Jazz Act’ at the MOBOs and is shortly due to publish her third release on 26th September.  The latest...
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