Bestival 2018

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Bestival takes place between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th August at The Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

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Event Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival @ Glynde Place (Glynde, Sussex; Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2019)

The glorious Love Supreme returned to the prime Sussex pastures of Glynde for its seventh year, and what a return it was. With such a startling array of talent on offer, it was a mighty challenge to stay in one spot for too long for fear of missing out elsewhere….

Artists: Alicia Olatuja , Allysha Joy , Chip Wickham , Dj Khalab , Ezra Collective , Gladys Knight , Gogo Penguin , Jimmy Cliff , Joe Armon-Jones , Lauryn Hill , Mahalia , Nubya Garcia , Sampa The Great , Snarky Puppy , Tank And The Bangas , Tenesha The Wordsmith , The Teskey Brothers , Theon Cross , Yakul

London Gig Guide (July 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Afriquoi , Amadou & Mariam , Amira Kheir , Amy True , Blue Lab Beats , Bumi Thomas , Carthnage , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Dj Jigüe , Elpeche , Emicida , Ezra Collective , Fatima , Femi And The Inrhythms , Gianni Denitto , Imperio Bamba , Kamaal Williams , Koroleko Moussa Dembele , La-33 , Lua Preta , Marcelo D2 , Mayra Andrade , Merca Bae , Nané , Naphta , Neneh Cherry , Onra , Renegade Brass Band , Sons Of Kemet , Stella Chiweshe , Tássia Reis , The Blind Boy of Alabam , The Bongo Hop , Xylouris White , Zara Mcfarlane

Event Review: Cross The Tracks @ Brockwell Park (London; Sunday 9th June 2019)

Brixton has been known as the cultural home of Caribbean diasporic music since the years of the Windrush, but this one-day festival, held in Brockwell Park, has certainly ear-marked the growing popularity in the nu jazz movements that have infected the London music scene, as well as the growing popularity…

Artists: Chaka Khan , Dawn Penn , Eliza , Lava La Rue , Masego , Mikey Dread , Nubya Garcia , Oscar Jerome

Event Review: Ezra Collective @ Patterns (Brighton; Wednesday 14th November 2018)

 Every now and then, but not so often as to make you blasé, you can find yourself at a gig that will truly leave you speechless and absolutely quivering with the sheer joy of the experience, such is the level of the musical dynamics on show. This was one such…

Artists: Ezra Collective

Event Review: Boomtown Fair @ Matterley Estate (Winchester; Friday 9th – Sunday 11th August 2018)

Boomtown Fair is a lot of fun. It is an immersive and well-detailed festival that puts a great deal of effort into making Boomtown feel like a real town. This year, Boomtown placed participants at the final chapter of a political framework, questioning where the wealth and power between Boomtown…

Artists: Baba Zula , Die Antwoord , Fantastic Negrito , Ghetts , Goldie , Kuenta I Tambu , Molotov Jukebox , Rob B , Slamboree , Tantz , The Mouse Outfit

Review: Bestival @ Lulworth Estate (Dorset; Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August 2018)

Friday The site was nicely spread out, but unlike mega festivals, walking from one side to another did not diminish too much energy or take too long. Unfortunately, the festival’s app didn’t want to show me the 2018 line-up – it instead rubbed in the fact that A Tribe Called…

Artists: Caravana Sun , Craig Charles , David Rodigan , David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra , Faithless , First Aid Kit , Gentleman's Dub Club , Grace Jones , Jimmy Cliff , L.A. Salami , M.I.A. , My Baby , Silk City , Songhoy Blues , The Cuban Brothers , Thundercat

Gallery: Walthamstow Garden Party @ Lloyd Park (London, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018)

It was another triumphant weekend at Walthamstow Garden Party. Sunbathing in glorious weather and indulging in radiant notes played by brilliant musicians, we enjoyed every minute of it. From its debut, basking in Saturday’s early afternoon heat with London African Gospel Choir and their rendition of Paul Simon’s Graceland, until Sunday…

Artists: Adrian Sherwood , Adrian Sherwood And Creation Rebel , Afro Cuban All Stars , Creation Rebels , Doña Onete , Fatoumata Diawara , Seun Kuti , Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Event Review: Love Supreme Festival @ Glynde Place (Glynde, East Sussex; Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018)

Set in the heart of the Sussex Downs, Love Supreme Festival returned for its 6th year of spreading the gospel of jazz, blues and soul to some 40,000 music lovers. Unless you were the man who told me, bizarrely, that he “doesn’t like virtuosity in music”, you were going to…

Artists: Beat Replacement , Brand New Heavies , Earth Wind & Fire , Elvis Costello , Ezra Collective , Lalah Hathaway , Level 42 , Mavis Staples , MF Robots , Moses Boyd , Nubya Garcia , Steve Winwood , Tony Allen

Album Review: Various Artists – We Out Here [Brownswood Recordings; February 2018]

Colours rise from dark contours as a London jazz renaissance takes form. Feeling both early and late, We Out Here captures the tones of this evolving shape.  Tenor saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings directs the way, bringing together a collection of his most in-demand friends on the new-jazz scene. Familiar names such…

Artists: Ezra Collective , Joe Armon-Jones , Kokoroko , Moses Boyd , Nubya Garcia , Shabaka Hutchings , Theon Cross , TriForce

Event Review: Jazz:Re:Found Festival (Turin, Italy; 29th November to 3rd December 2017)

Embraced by the Alps Mountains in the North-western area of Italy, Turin is a city marked by its aristocratic past and industrial history. This contrast best represents the city’s multiple facets: richness and poverty, innovation and tradition, history and modernity all living together in one place. This blend and mix…

Artists: Azymuth , Bradley Zero , Casino Royale , Chassol , Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles , Goldie , James Senese , Jameszoo , Lefto , Moses Boys , Motor City Drum Ensemble , Nicky Siano , Peggy Gou , Roni Size , Tama Sumo , Technoir , Thundercat

Review: Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards @ Koko (London, 21st January 2017)

Gilles Peterson has become synonymous with the continued revelation of the latest talents that fuse non-traditional jazz with musical influences from across the world.  This explains why his twelfth annual worldwide awards sold out quickly and why many consider him an ambassador for world music, bringing new global concepts back…

Artists: Acid Arab , Ezra Collective , Gilles Peterson , Jameszoo , Jimetta Rose , Matthew Herbert , Michael Kiwanuka , Noname

Review: Family Atlantica @ Battersea Arts Centre (London, 14th September 2016)

It’s always good to go back to the Family. You can constantly feel at home with them and experience that comfortable atmosphere which smoothly makes you at ease. I don’t know if that’s because of the music they play, attitude they have, or good vibes they give out, but every…

Artists: Ezra Collective , Family Atlantica


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