Tag Archives: The Forge

News: Farewell to The Forge (30th March 2017)

News: Farewell to The Forge (30th March 2017)

We had fun there, enjoyed inspiring shows and listened to fulfilling music. We have previewed, reviewed and covered many gigs in The Forge over the years (from Dub Colossus back in 2015 to CimbaliBand tonight) and we will miss The Forge, as much as London and its ever-shrinking music scene...
Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Who’d have imagined that the cimbalom could be so groovy? If you’re not used to the sound of the Hungarian dulcimer and the energetic way in which Balázs Unger, founder member of CimbaliBand, plays it. Be ready for something special, be ready to be amazed. In a few days’ time,...
Preview: Jenny & the Mexicats @ The Forge (London, 11th February 2017)

Preview: Jenny & the Mexicats @ The Forge (London, 11th February 2017)

As a matter of fact, Jenny Ball comes from London but lost any British characteristics years ago, when she embraced her own hearty Spanish hearty, energetic Latin approach to music and an all-inclusive perspective of life. On Saturday, she’s back in her hometown, on the Forge stage, to perform with...
Preview: Bombino @ The Forge (London, 8th and 9th June 2016)

Preview: Bombino @ The Forge (London, 8th and 9th June 2016)

London Tribes is bringing to London Tuareg guitarist Bombino, presenting to the public his new album Azel. A member of the Tuareg Ifoghas clan, Bombino (stage name of Omara Moctar) came to prominence in 2011, thanks to his album Agadez, that was acclaimed worldwide for it represented desert-rock at its...
Review: Kondi Band @ The Forge (London, 23rd April 2016)

Review: Kondi Band @ The Forge (London, 23rd April 2016)

It is no surprise that Sorie Kondi chose to name himself after the instrument he plays: the African thumb piano, kondi. He is at one with it and when he plays, he owns the stage. It is also no surprise that after hearing ‘Without Money No Family’, Brasil-based DJ Chief...
Preview: The Kondi Band @ The Forge (London, 23rd April 2016)

Preview: The Kondi Band @ The Forge (London, 23rd April 2016)

The Kondi Band is the result of the coming together of Sierra Leonian blind kondi (thumb piano) player and singer Sorie Kondi and Rio-based electronic producer Chief Boima, himself part Sierra Leonian. When Chief Boima stumbled upon Sorie’s ‘Without Money No Family’ video, he made a remix of it, which...
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