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Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Roundhouse (London, 1st February 2016)

Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Roundhouse (London, 1st February 2016)

In one way or another, everything has already been written about the master of Ethio-jazz. So it’s not easy to unearth a never-used-before reason to encourage people to attend one of the London live music highlights of February and enjoy Mulatu Astatke gig at Roundhouse. However, next to the creativity and...
Review: Vieux Farka Touré @ Kings Place (London, 27th January)

Review: Vieux Farka Touré @ Kings Place (London, 27th January)

A highly expectant crowd of Kings Place world music regulars were treated to Vieux Farka Touré’s stunning guitarwork this Wednesday in an entertaining yet unpolished show. Coming out clothed in shimmering green with a to-be-caressed forest green guitar, Vieux was personally on blistering form. Firmly placed in the shortlist of...
Interview: Baaba Maal on his ‘Traveller’ tour (January 2016)

Interview: Baaba Maal on his ‘Traveller’ tour (January 2016)

“Travelling is the strongest lesson of life,” announces Baaba Maal, one of West Africa’s most renowned musical spokesmen. The Senegalese superstar has recorded seventeen albums to date. The most recent, aptly named ‘The Traveller’, has just been released. We were lucky to be granted an interview with the singer just...
Preview: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2016)

Preview: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2016)

Bringing together joyous danceability, a sharp sense of humour and committed political reflection, come shake off any remaining turkey sandwiches this January to the profound instrumental music of Bixiga 70. Coming together in Sao Paolo’s culturally diverse Bixiga neighbourhood, inspired by the city’s jazz and avant-garde pop scene, Bixiga 70...
Preview: Vieux Farka Touré UK Tour (19th January – 5th February)

Preview: Vieux Farka Touré UK Tour (19th January – 5th February)

The so-called ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’ and his trusty and distinctive guitar will extensively tour the UK in few weeks time. Vieux Farka Touré, one of the most preeminent and renowned Malian artists, will travel up and down England and Scotland with his trio for 15 gigs in three weeks...
Interview: The Wailers (November 2015)

Interview: The Wailers (November 2015)

Most would agree that stepping into the shoes of one of history’s most celebrated musicians would be just a little intimidating. So it’s difficult to feel anything but respect for Dwayne ‘Danglin’ Anglin of Jamaica, who stepped into the shoes of Bob Marley and joined The Wailers in 2010. Even...
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