Tag Archives: Ariwo

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 100 songs)

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 100 songs)

With a new year just started, it’s time to tidy up our most recent music listening(s) and find out what the mad, mad 2020 offered us when it came to new songs. Despite what we all had to bear, music brought us plenty of relief. So, check out our most...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ TootArd (August 2020)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ TootArd (August 2020)

There’s no doubt that, since last time we met them two years ago, the Nakhleh brothers have grown up, changed and arguably matured. Musically, they sound like two different people. As much as TootArd, the group they founded in Majdal Shams (their hometown on the Golan Heights) in 2010, sounds...
Your Ticket to… the 2010s

Your Ticket to… the 2010s

At times, we ask the Rhythm Passport family some cruel tasks. For example, to musically retrace their 2010s and pick only five albums among the hundreds (or thousands) they have listened, loved and/or felt particularly important considering the world music world. Click on the names below and you will meet...
London Gig Guide (October 2019)

London Gig Guide (October 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...
Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]
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Album Review: Ariwo – Quasi [MANANA Records; May 2019]

A four piece, Ariwo is made up of: Hammadi Valdes from Cuba on percussion; Oreste Noda; Canadian Jay Phelps (a renowned trumpeter who has played with Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis and Soweto Kinch, among others); and Iranian-born composer/producer Pouya Ehsaei. They specialise in bringing traditional rhythms together into a modern...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – August 2018

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air – August 2018

Ever wondered what to do in London and when and where to go to listen to some good music? Don’t ask twice, we’re here for you… SOAS Radio opened its doors to us for a brand new episode of Rhythm Passport on Air. “Tune in” by clicking on the player below and...
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