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Preview: Vieux Farka Touré @ The Jazz Cafe (London, 16th June 2017)

Preview: Vieux Farka Touré @ The Jazz Cafe (London, 16th June 2017)

Hailing from a flaming country lined with sandy gold, Vieux Farka Touré is one of Mali’s most shining jewels.  He is the son of Ali Farka Touré, a highly regarded Saharan blues guitarist.  Vieux secretly followed in his father’s footsteps to become a master guitar-tickling musician acclaimed for his immense...
Interview: Oumou Sangaré (May 2017)

Interview: Oumou Sangaré (May 2017)

The 19th May 2017 saw the release of Mogoya (check our review), Grammy award-winning Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s seventh album. Her tour has just passed through London with a show at Village Underground on 17th May, and Rhythm Passport was lucky enough to get this short interview with one of Africa’s...
Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure

16/06/2017 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Vieux Farka Toure Jazz Cafe, London
Album Review: Tamikrest – Kidal [Glitterbeat Records, 17th March 2017]
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Album Review: Tamikrest – Kidal [Glitterbeat Records, 17th March 2017]

For Glitterbeat Records, Tamikrest’s Kidal represents the perfect balance between the rock and meditative elements. The importance given to the message in the Tamashek language expresses the concerns of a marginalised people. The Tuareg people have a long history of hardship, oppression and insane control of political, economic and religious...
Preview: Amadou & Mariam @ Koko (London, 24th May 2017)

Preview: Amadou & Mariam @ Koko (London, 24th May 2017)

It will be on a Wednesday instead of dimanche (Sunday) and will happen in London (at Koko) instead of Bamako, but you can be safe and sound that djembes, n’doulous, baras and n’tamas will resonate all around Koko regardless. Amadou & Mariam are well and truly back, and ready to perform...
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