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Preview: Hafla! @ The Post Bar (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

Preview: Hafla! @ The Post Bar (London; Friday 12th November 2021)

There’s a new music series in town! Aptly named Hafla, the new University of Tropical Sounds‘ residency at The Post Bar in Tottenham will thoroughly embody its meaning (get-together in Arabic) welcoming musicians, DJs, jammers and gig-goers at large for a night inspired by sounds from the Mediterranean shores wherever...
Album Review: El Buho – Natura Sonora [Shika Shika; November 2021]
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Album Review: El Buho – Natura Sonora [Shika Shika; November 2021]

El Buho – globetrotting DJ and producer Robin Perkins – took nature as inspiration for this latest release, a marrying of folk, electronica and found sound. Self-proclaimed ‘owl by night, environmentalist by day’, Perkins’ reverence for the natural world shines through in this downtempo organic electronica that is bright with...
Musical Road to Womex – Womex Team Playlist

Musical Road to Womex – Womex Team Playlist

Our Musical Road to Womex brought us to Porto safe and sound. Throughout the last eight weeks, we travelled the world-music world far and wide to present you some of the acts that will be part of this year’s Official Showcase Selection performing in Porto in the upcoming days. But...
Musical Road to Womex – Kobo Town

Musical Road to Womex – Kobo Town

We’re almost there! In just two days’ time Womex will raise the curtain on its 2021 edition bringing welcoming the world-music world to Porto. All the programmes have been defined (you can find all of them HERE) and showcases announced… So, it was time to reach the end of our...
Album Review: Manzanita y su Conjunto – Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 [Analog Africa; July 2021]
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Album Review: Manzanita y su Conjunto – Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 [Analog Africa; July 2021]

Savour, swing, rhythm and joy distinguish the magic guitar of Manzanita, spanning around the golden age of Peruvian Cumbia. Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 comprises the personal style developed by the self-taught guitarist Berardo Hernández (1943-2007). Along with his Conjunto: Antonio Medina (bongos), Héctor Mattos (congas), Ricardo Valles (timbales), Enrique Ibérico...