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Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Interview: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

“We left Sierra Leone on the 1st of April of 2014 with the expectation of doing a six month world tour, then return to our country, but before we ended our tour there was the news about ebola killing people. So as international icons we felt that it wouldn’t be...
Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

Preview: Womad 2015 (Charlton Park, 23th-26th July 2015)

For the thirty-third year in a row WOMAD will let the world play. From the 23rd to the 26th of July Charlton Park in Wiltshire will entertain hundreds of thousands of world music fans, charming and inspiring their senses. …And so the musical atlas of WOMAD 2015 begins to take...
Interview: Terakaft

Interview: Terakaft

It is a big step from the Sahara desert to the urban jungle of London, but Terakaft seemed comfortably at home within the walls of Rich Mix, where they presented their new album ‘Ténéré’ (Alone). Just a couple of hours before the gig we met Liya Ag Ablil, the band’s...
Preview: Walthamstow Garden Party! (London, 18th-19th July 2015)

Preview: Walthamstow Garden Party! (London, 18th-19th July 2015)

Everything has a cost except Walthamstow Garden Party! Because Barbican Centre, Walthamstow Forest and CREATE have joined their forces to offer you “music, theatre, dance, circus, film, spoken word, crafts and family fun” for free… That’s what Walthamstow Garden Party will bring to Lloyd Park this weekend. The North-East London...
Preview: Tropical Pressure Festival (17-19th July 2015)

Preview: Tropical Pressure Festival (17-19th July 2015)

Notice to mariners: the musical storm system named Tropical Pressure Festival is moving towards the Cornish coast and is expected to shake, rattle and roll the town of Porthtowan between the 17th and 19th of July. Throughout three days and nights, hot, exuberant and juicy sounds coming from the regions...
Preview: A Celebration of Culture – for Refugee Day (10th June 2015)

Preview: A Celebration of Culture – for Refugee Day (10th June 2015)

For one day Woolwich will become the world’s bellybutton. Thanks to the Refugee Day’s celebration taking place tomorrow on General Gordon Square: the hearth of the East London borough will host a series of performances joining together music, dance and fashion. Notes will be the protagonists of the day: musicians...
Preview: International Caravan (London, 13th June 2015)

Preview: International Caravan (London, 13th June 2015)

The time of Gypsies is back! In less than two weeks Rich Mix London will host one of the most colourful, bustling and effervescent events of the year, opening its doors to a musical caravan that will let your feet move and legs shake all night long. The International Caravan,...
Review: Boubacar Traoré @ Rich Mix (London, 21st May 2015)

Review: Boubacar Traoré @ Rich Mix (London, 21st May 2015)

Boubacar Traoré, one of the most symbolic voices and guitarists of African blues graced Rich Mix and Serious Space Shoreditch with a remarkable performance. A minimal but revealing gig it was one that only musicians of his calibre could produce. There wouldn’t be African blues without Malian music, and Boubacar...