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Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Roundhouse (London, 1st February 2016)

Preview: Mulatu Astatke @ Roundhouse (London, 1st February 2016)

In one way or another, everything has already been written about the master of Ethio-jazz. So it’s not easy to unearth a never-used-before reason to encourage people to attend one of the London live music highlights of February and enjoy Mulatu Astatke gig at Roundhouse. However, next to the creativity and...
Preview: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2016)

Preview: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2016)

Bringing together joyous danceability, a sharp sense of humour and committed political reflection, come shake off any remaining turkey sandwiches this January to the profound instrumental music of Bixiga 70. Coming together in Sao Paolo’s culturally diverse Bixiga neighbourhood, inspired by the city’s jazz and avant-garde pop scene, Bixiga 70...
Preview: Vieux Farka Touré UK Tour (19th January – 5th February)

Preview: Vieux Farka Touré UK Tour (19th January – 5th February)

The so-called ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’ and his trusty and distinctive guitar will extensively tour the UK in few weeks time. Vieux Farka Touré, one of the most preeminent and renowned Malian artists, will travel up and down England and Scotland with his trio for 15 gigs in three weeks...
Preview: Baaba Maal UK Tour (19th – 23rd January 2015)

Preview: Baaba Maal UK Tour (19th – 23rd January 2015)

Senegalese superstar, Baaba Maal, is promoting the release of his 11th studio album, The Traveller, with a 2016 European tour. Spiritually and musically educated in both Paris and Senegal, Maal’s sound has developed into a truly original and balanced articulation of Western pop and African folk traditions. Recorded in London...
Preview: Iness Mezel @ Vortex (London, 10th January 2016)

Preview: Iness Mezel @ Vortex (London, 10th January 2016)

Recently collaborating with producer John Reynolds of Björk and Sinéad O’Connor fame, Iness Mezel stars this Sunday at Vortex London in what is sure to be a unique experience. Brought up in Algeria and France, with a French-Italian mother and an Algerian father, Mezel’s work reflects her childhood experiences. With...
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