Tag Archives: Cuba

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...
Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 25 – May 2018

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 25 – May 2018

Download this exclusive FREE Rhythm Passport album TODAY! Preview of the album: Track List:  1. Blundetto feat. Ken Boothe – Have a Little Faith [from Slow Dance; Heavenly Sweetness] 00:00 – 03:01 2. Winston McAnuff & Fixi – Big Brother [Chapter Two Records] 03:02 – 06:30 3. Bombino – Tehigren...
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...
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