08/07/2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Jerusalem In My Heart + Farida Amadou Kings Place, London
23/07/2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ALL EARS: Muntu Valdo and Modou Touré Live Greenwich Park Bandstand, London
Event Preview: ALL EARS – Muntu Valdo & Modou Touré @ Greenwich Park (London; Saturday 23rd July 2022)
On Saturday the 23rd of July, West African notes, musical scents and rhythmic aromas will permeate Greenwich Park. On the park’s bandstand stage Muntu Valdo and Modou Touré will be showcasing their jazzy songwriting for an afternoon of African blues and heartwarming sounds. Progenitor of the amazing Sawablues, Muntu Valdo’s music...
Daily Discovery: Noori & His Dorpa Band — Saagama (Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan's Red Sea Coast)
Justin Adams, guitarist and producer, is notorious for his love of the North/West African blues grooves. In previous years he had already appeared in projects with Mauro Durante and his seven-piece band, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Known for his violin and percussive abilities, Mauro performs music from Southern Italy, the pizzica...
17/05/2022 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO + JUSTIN ADAMS & MAURO DURANTE Jazz Cafe, London
Daily Discovery: Noori & His Dorpa Band — Al Amal (Beja Power! Electric Soul; Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast)
Bringing forward influences from the American folk and blues revival of the 1940s, Get on Board (2022) by Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal is a joint love affair with the music of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, an album in particular, Get on Board (1952). As Taj Mahal reminisced, “If we wanted...