Tag Archives: hip hop

Review: Jazz Re:Found (Turin, Italy – 7th to 11h December 2016)

Review: Jazz Re:Found (Turin, Italy – 7th to 11h December 2016)

Today, black music is warmth, experimentation, crossbreeding, avant-garde, tradition, and rhythm. Turin’s Jazz Re:Found festival explores these definitions, with a curious and forward thinking vision on music, honouring great names of the past while looking at the most current scenes with a sharp eye and sensitive ear. Spread across seven...
Preview: Soundcrash at RAH with Submotion Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Hidden Orchestra, Andreya Triana & Henry Wu @ The Royal Albert Hall (22nd November 2016)

Preview: Soundcrash at RAH with Submotion Orchestra, The Pharcyde, Hidden Orchestra, Andreya Triana & Henry Wu @ The Royal Albert Hall (22nd November 2016)

On the 22nd of November, the Royal Albert Hall will go funkier, jazzier, more electronic, experimental and eclectic than ever with a one-evening (mini) Festival organised by Soundcrash. Throughout the evening, renowned acts and newcomers on the UK scene will alternate themselves in the stunning backdrop of the Kensington historical...
Preview: DJ Vadim @ Echoes (London, 7th September 2016)

Preview: DJ Vadim @ Echoes (London, 7th September 2016)

The only way you could have never heard of DJ Vadim is if you’ve avoided the world’s dancefloors over the last 20 years. In fact, when it comes to DJ decks and party music, DJ Vadim is a global authority. The Russian-born artist is one of the most popular disc...
Preview – O Rappa @ Electric Brixton (London, 13th August 2016)

Preview – O Rappa @ Electric Brixton (London, 13th August 2016)

Expect a thought-provoking experience this August as the musical diversities of O Rappa return to Brixton, equipped with their signature protest beats covering the likes of environmentalism and police brutality. From the classic rap album of Lado B Lado A to their latest best-selling record Nunca Tem Fim…, make sure you...
Interview: Smockey (April 2016)

Interview: Smockey (April 2016)

A few weeks ago, freedom-of-expression campaigners Index on Censorship announced Serge Bambara as the recipient of the inaugural Music in Exile Fund Fellowship. But this was more than an annual prize. Better known as Smockey (contraction of “se moquer“, which means “to mock”), what Serge received was really a lifetime achievement...
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