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Preview: Zeca Pagodinho @ Eventim Apollo (London, 29th November 2016)

Preview: Zeca Pagodinho @ Eventim Apollo (London, 29th November 2016)

If you’re a four-time Grammy winner, who performed during the Olympic opening ceremony, can boast a thirty-year-long career and considered as one of the brightest samba stars, you shouldn’t need any introduction. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case for Zeca Pagodinho, an artist so popular in his native Brazil as...
Preview: Soundcrash at RAH with Submotion Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Hidden Orchestra, Andreya Triana & Henry Wu @ The Royal Albert Hall (22nd November 2016)

Preview: Soundcrash at RAH with Submotion Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Hidden Orchestra, Andreya Triana & Henry Wu @ The Royal Albert Hall (22nd November 2016)

On the 22nd of November, the Royal Albert Hall will go funkier, jazzier, more electronic, experimental and eclectic than ever with a one-evening (mini) Festival organised by Soundcrash. Throughout the evening, renowned acts and newcomers on the UK scene will alternate themselves in the stunning backdrop of the Kensington historical...
Preview: Errol Linton @ Sands Film (London, 16th November 2016)

Preview: Errol Linton @ Sands Film (London, 16th November 2016)

When you listen to Errol Linton’s voice and mellow atmospheres that his harmonica creates, the first things that come to your mind are Delta blues, Mississippi and “The Most Southern Place on Earth”. And even if you perfectly know that blues can be played and is reinterpreted in the four...
Preview: Sona Jobarteh @ Rich Mix (London, 16th November 2016)

Preview: Sona Jobarteh @ Rich Mix (London, 16th November 2016)

Sona Jobarteh hails from one of the most renowned Griot families in Western Africa. A family with a long tradition of producing remarkable artists, minstrels and storytellers, little more than 30 years ago, the Jobarteh family gave life to Sona: the first “female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious...
Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

There’s nothing ordinary in Elza Soares’s life and career. Since the 1950s, she embodies the voice of Brazil, not simply because she’s one of the most popular Brazilian singers, but also because she has sung her country in every form and shape. She has sung Brazilian tradition and avant-garde, has...
Preview: Calypso Rose @ Jazz Café (London, 14th November 2016)

Preview: Calypso Rose @ Jazz Café (London, 14th November 2016)

Calypso Rose is a calypsonian in the true sense of the word. Actually, if that word still has a sense, part of the credit goes to her. She started composing and playing calypso when she was 15, when calypso was arguably at its popularity peak and spreading its messages all...
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