Tag Archives: Cuba

Visions of Sound  (May 2020)

Visions of Sound (May 2020)

Every month, we bring you a 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:
Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 50 songs)

Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 50 songs)

To start the new year right, we’ve decided to tidy up our 2019 music listenings and recall the songs that have made us sing, dance, think, happy and love music even more…   Enjoy the tunes that our stereos played in heavy rotation and a big thanks to 2019 for...
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...
Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Preview: Ariwo @ Giant Steps (London; Saturday 25th May 2019)

Yes, we know, there won’t be another Bank Holiday weekend in a while, but that’s even more of a good reason to spend this Bank Holiday Saturday in music! The added fact that it’ll arguably be the jazziest jam of the month, and it’s entirely free, makes it a more...
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