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Review: London Remixed Festival 2015

Review: London Remixed Festival 2015

During the last five years Remixed Festival has colonised an entire borough of London. Shoreditch has become its fiefdom, and it is there it has sown its musical seeds, spreading its name and building a solid reputation around the East London borough’s venues. This year the festival echoed its debut...
Interview: She’koyokh (November 2014)

Interview: She’koyokh (November 2014)

Thirteen years ago during the traditional Sunday market in Columbia Road a London-based ensemble amazed the passers-by with their lively and up-tempo klezmer music. Today She’Koyokh’s busking days are over and the band is finally considered one of London’s musical gems. We seized the chance during their Rich Mix gig,...
Review: Sondorgo @ Bishopsgate Institute (London, 28th November 2014)

Review: Sondorgo @ Bishopsgate Institute (London, 28th November 2014)

Within few minutes of the doorman closing the doors Bishopsgate Institute was transported to the main square of the small Hungarian town of Szentendre during the annual Festival. The main event’s star performers were three brothers, Áron, Benjamin and Dávid Eredics, one of their cousins Salamon Eredics and one of...
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...