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Interview: Simo Lagnawi (November 2014)

Interview: Simo Lagnawi (November 2014)

“I’m trying to bring gnawa music to this country. I’m trying to let people know what this music is all about.” Few musicians have dedicated their life and career to one musical style as Simo Lagnawi is doing with gnawa, the traditional Moroccan music that was originally carried to North...
Interview: Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna (November 2014)

Interview: Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna (November 2014)

“I have never been in London before”, stated Pascuala Ilabaca, but she quickly fell in love with the ‘Big Smoke’. “I really like the taxis – the black cabs. Also the weather is not bad as they say. It rains a lot I know, but it reminds me of Valparaiso...
Interview: Sabbey Drummers International (October 2014)

Interview: Sabbey Drummers International (October 2014)

I’m Upstairs at the Ritzy for the debut performance of Sabbey International and I have with me the two founder members of the band, Afla Sackey (Afrik Bawantu) and Yaw Asumadu (Ozi Ozaa). Rhythm Passport Sabbey International is one hundred percent traditional and one hundred percent acoustic. What is the...
Interview: Nomad Collective (Oct 2014)

Interview: Nomad Collective (Oct 2014)

We caught up with Nomad Collective during the shoot of their promo video last month to talk to them about their band With a crispy album just released and an oncoming “world” tour on the horizon, Nomad Collective is a name you are going to hear again and again and,...
Interview: Amira Kheir (October 2014)

Interview: Amira Kheir (October 2014)

We met Amira Kheir one week before her performance at the cross-cultural music Festival LIFEM and she brought some musical colour to the grey of a quintessential London Autumn day. Despite everyone insisting on referring to Amira Kheir as a diva she is miles away from that archetype. She is...
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