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Interview: Patrick Patterson – Cymande (May 2017)

Interview: Patrick Patterson – Cymande (May 2017)

Formed in London in 1971, from a varied collection of Caribbean musicians, Cymande have blazed a funk-drenched trail and spread their message of peace and togetherness ever since. After a number of years in which their members devoted their energy to other projects, the band are back on the road,...
Mix: Cymande for Dimension Festival

Mix: Cymande for Dimension Festival

If you’ve never had the joy of attending a Cymande concert, this mix allows you some of the access, as live portions are interspersed with classic recordings. Cymande, with their unique blend of reggae rhythms and funk syncopation, have always had a message. Cymande, with their unique blend of reggae...
Preview: Dawn Penn @ The Magic Garden (London, 17th February 2017)

Preview: Dawn Penn @ The Magic Garden (London, 17th February 2017)

Anybody who has ever felt the joy of being immersed in a live rocksteady reggae gig is urged to get themselves down to the wonderfully eclectic Magic Garden Pub, in Battersea, on February 17th. Often described as a “festival in a pub”, The Magic Garden seems like an excellent choice...
Review: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Review: Ibeyi @ Koko (London, 3rd November 2015)

Packed to the rafters with people vying for any sort of view, Koko played host to the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi for this eagerly anticipated North London gig. Twins Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz performed songs from their eponymous album, released earlier this year. Ibeyi is a beautifully crafted record but...
Interview: Chavo (October 2015)

Interview: Chavo (October 2015)

Playing their very own brand of Gypsy, Balkan Funk, Chavo, are back with a bang and a brand new record. Don’t Wake The Dead is out now on Batov Records and we caught up with the band at their recent album launch at Passing Clouds to talk about where they’ve...
Review: Black Flower @ Rich Mix (London, 12th September 2015)

Review: Black Flower @ Rich Mix (London, 12th September 2015)

In support of their debut album, Abyssinia Afterlife, Black Flower ambled on to the stage at a sparsely populated Rich Mix last Saturday and proceeded to transport us to a magical land. As the title of this record suggests, it is an imagined journey through a dream-like garden of the...