All posts by Jane Cocklin

Preview: Kaligola Disco Bazar @ Magic Garden (London, 12th August 2017)

Preview: Kaligola Disco Bazar @ Magic Garden (London, 12th August 2017)

At the same time as Serbia hosts the fastest growing brass festival (Guca Trumpet Festival), Italian band Kaligola Disco Bazar bring their own hedonistic Balkan-style horn parade to London’s Magic Garden. The collective revives old traditions with a modern twist, uniting folkloric melodies with electronic dub-reggae beats and an imposing...
Preview: Citadel Festival @ Victoria Park London (London, 16th July 2017)

Preview: Citadel Festival @ Victoria Park London (London, 16th July 2017)

The team behind Wilderness Festival will be bringing its younger sibling Citadel Festival to Victoria Park on 16th July. Started last year, this is a one-day festival showcasing a diverse range of music alongside fashion boutiques, talks, debates and arts and crafts activities. Despite the event’s infancy, this is a...
Event Review: Soweto Kinch @ Boondocks (London, 7th June 2017)

Event Review: Soweto Kinch @ Boondocks (London, 7th June 2017)

A voice with a conscience, songs with a message. Soweto Kinch is part of a new breed of young musicians rising in the current socio-political climate. A saxophonist and spoken-word artist who not only has beauty to share, but adds depth in his observations and their connection to the world...
Preview: Vieux Farka Touré @ The Jazz Cafe (London, 16th June 2017)

Preview: Vieux Farka Touré @ The Jazz Cafe (London, 16th June 2017)

Hailing from a flaming country lined with sandy gold, Vieux Farka Touré is one of Mali’s most shining jewels.  He is the son of Ali Farka Touré, a highly regarded Saharan blues guitarist.  Vieux secretly followed in his father’s footsteps to become a master guitar-tickling musician acclaimed for his immense...