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Preview: Wiyaala @ SOAS Brunei Gallery (London; Friday 19th October 2018)

Preview: Wiyaala @ SOAS Brunei Gallery (London; Friday 19th October 2018)

To be called “the Young Lioness of Africa” is a pretty demanding title, but Wiyaala entirely deserves it. As much as her feline counterpart, the Ghanaian artist is bold, tenacious and uncompromising. At little more than 30, she has already become a personality in Ghanaian culture as a singer/songwriter, actress,...
Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Southbank Centre (London; Wednesday 17th October 2018)

Preview: DakhaBrakha @ Southbank Centre (London; Wednesday 17th October 2018)

DakhaBrakha means ‘give/take’ in the old Ukrainian language. And it’s true, we see a real ‘give and take’ with the band’s influences – taking Ukrainian folk music and putting their own unique and theatrical spin on it. Often accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, their music...
Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th of October 2018)

Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th of October 2018)

BCUC are an almighty, powerful band from Soweto, South Africa, a town rich in history and musical legacy. Their name reflects their musical composition: ‘Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness’. Perhaps their most characteristic musical feature, as their name suggests, is their dedication to continuing unheard indigenous music from the Bantu and...
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