Tag Archives: Afro-Caribbean

Visions of Sound – November 2017

Visions of Sound – November 2017

We’ve partnered with Groovalizacion Radio to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
News: Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers – Electric Mambo

News: Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers – Electric Mambo

From the depths of Haitian raisin mizik to the electronic ones… We are pretty excited to feature “Electric Mambo“, the first single & video from Chouck Bwa’s new project released with Brussels electro duo The Ångstromers. Together they reinterpreted the Voodoo tradition enriching the already high-flavoured Afro-Caribbean rhythms with modular...
Album Review: Rio Mira – Marimba del Pacifico [AYA Records]
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Album Review: Rio Mira – Marimba del Pacifico [AYA Records]

Bringing together the sweet sounds of the Ecuadorian and Colombian Pacific Coasts, Marimba Del Pacifico packs a rhythmic marimba sound that evokes dreamy, sun-soaked images of this Afro-Pacific region. Based in Esmeraldas, a town on the Pacific coast in the north of Ecuador and led by the beautifully haunting vocals...
Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

We grew fonder and fonder of Transparent Water, the fourhanded album released by Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita in February, blending together Caribbean and West African traditions with musical spices coming from all over the world. So, after having reviewed the album, interviewed Seckou Keita and previewed the ongoing UK...
Event Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

Event Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

This year, we only got a glimpse of the music bonanza offered by the Womad UK weekend. Our stay in Malmesbury consisted of a hit-and-run or a ‘toccata-and-fugue’, in-keeping with the musical topic, and saw us pay a visit to Charlton Park on the last day of the event. Still,...
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