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    1. Lucky Stone

      Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that’s what separates the legends from the regular artists. It’s all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes. I’m very inspired about the Queens. I started to pick a guitar because of their music. Meeting them will be a dream come true.

    2. Kouyaté Muriel

      Seb, thank You so much for this superb review of our performance @ Jazz Café !
      I love yours photos to! Vert beautiful and full of emotion.

    3. ANNETTE

      Really great insightful article including the picture, taking you to the heart of the concert to feel the music and the band as though you were there.

    4. Aly Cissé

      Greetinngs, my name is Aly Cissé from Mali I just would like to let Vieux know how we young Malians are proud of him.The hardest thing in life according to me is to live up to people expectations when have somebody like Ali Farka Touré as managed to find your way out of his shadow by dtill following the track left by him.Hats down Samba Hamadi Touré you are our pride and a source of admiration and motivation.
      Aly Cissé Yaya Dramé’s friend.

    5. Chico Urbanus

      Criolo’s UK tour has 6 dates:
      – 21st April at Junction 2 (Cambridge)
      – 22nd April at The Lantern at Colston Hall (Bristol)
      – 23rd April at Belgrave Music Hall (Leeds)
      – 24th April at Koko (London)
      – 25th April at The Haunt (Brighton)
      – 26th April at Band on the Wall (Manchester)

    6. Joe

      This is fantastic. Thanks for turning me onto La Mambanegra!

      Although you say, “With its many acoustic instruments La Galeria asks us to listen and to take in Latin tradition, in an age of DJs and electronic music.” — there is still tons of new, organic music that’s superior to electro garbage. It’s not a challenge to make people dance with acoustic drums. Plenty of bands (Latin & gringo) are doing it well.

      Maybe it’s a challenge to get white, suburban 16 year old gringos to dance to this…but who cares.

      • admin

        Hi Piers, on the audio player look for the words soundcloud on the top right and underneath there is a little down arrow with a line underneath

    7. Joe

      I would love to be in London for this show!
      I’ve seen The Hot 8 Brass Band in Brooklyn. They know how to make a fun party!
      I think the best place to hear them live would be New Orleans or England. It’s really cool to see them get such a warm reception in the UK.

      • admin

        Hi Lorena,

        Yes we will have a full review with picture up this week. Did one of the photographers take your pic? If so I can let you know when they are up.



    8. John Tripp

      A compilation would be separate tracks, this is a continuous mix. Not useful for any DJ’s or anyone wanting individual songs.

      • admin

        We would love to be able to provide single tracks but as we are giving this away for free the stipulation and licence agreement with the record labels requires that the tracks we compile are in a single track. If we were selling this we could of course give you single track but we are giving it away for free. You can purchase many of the tracks on Juno, Amazon or Itunes and sometimes some of the tracks we include are free to download on the artists Soundcloud pages

      • admin

        Hi Graeme, unfortunately due to our agreement with the record labels the mixes are only allowed to be available for download for 1 week only. However now that you have signed up for the mailing list you will never miss another one. We have also just launched a new section of the website dedicated to DJ mixes there are 4 to start and there will be a new one each Monday. These are streaming only but will remain online (on the top navigation bar of the website click “DJs”) Hope you enjoy!

    9. Rhoda

      You say: “…imported from Cuba during the slave trade.” Please consider which way the slave trade flowed – it was African rhythms that were exported to the west…

      • Tashan

        Hi Rhoda,

        It was more the music form of Sokous that was influenced by Cuban music i.e 2 sections, but indeed Sokous was imported to Cuba rather than from, my mistake!

    10. Randall

      This sounds awesome. I love Cumbia Volcadora. Can’t wait to download the record and listen to more. they must be amazing live band.

    11. Deborah

      Inna Modja is a breath of fresh air! A versatile and genuine musician, an acitivist, a proud African woman… What more could I ask for? Mali is one of my favourite countries in West Africa, it’s rich musical culture being one of the primary reasons. Great interview.

    12. Maxine

      I look forward to seeing Osibisa perform again. The last time I saw them live was at the Battersea arts Centre when the did a series for Sunday afternoon Jazz. Does anyone have pictures of them then. This was approximately 15 years ago?

    13. Marie C Hamelle

      Sona is a wonderful musician and composer who is playing major festivals all over the world.
      This is a one off London gig which I am looking forward to

    14. N. Milligan

      I am a new fan….I heard Nduduko and Ayanda Sikade, Magne Thormodsacter, and Leon Scharnick @ the The Orbit in Jo’burg Dec 2016….AWESOME. Thanks for the article

    15. Helena Mary Norval

      Loved Aurelio at Rich Mix- Amazing fusion of sounds fr0m Zimbabwe, (Makoomba) Congo, Hawaii, Caribbean, everywhere.. Was his tracks all original?. felt Id heard a couple before.

    16. Isaac Iorpine Yua, Abuja - Nigeria

      I was young when ‘Ah Ndiya’ was released. My father brought the song home, after his stay in northern Nigeria where the song was a hit.
      Till date, some northern Nigerians assume the song is from one of the many ethnic groups there.
      Sangare is indeed a jewel from Mali.

      • Senan

        Hello Isaac. Yes, Oumou Sangaré is truly a jewel from Mali. She is Wassoulou, which is actually a dialect of the Fula or Fulani language. That is why she enjoys such following in northern Nigeria where’s there’s a very large number of Fulani speakers.

    17. tega ebe

      I have always loved her music. What really attracted me to her songs so much, was the completeness of her song (moussoulou)which I heard on air way back in 1995.I said to myself after hearing the song,that this singer is just too good to ignore.

    18. Consuelo Sedano

      Sergio you are an artist that will live on and on similar to the composers whose music you so admirably played this past Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Getty Center, Museum Courtyard. The Omnipotent has bestowed upon you enviable gifts. I had the fortune of being a witness sharing your talent.
      With this sincere note of congratulations I would like to introduce yours truly.
      I am a singer/composer, my professional stage career began years ago performing the songs of all the composers you represented in your concert.
      When I heard you, it occurred to me, in keeping with today’s view of including “yesterday’s children” in the entertainment field, if you ever consider including a Spanish (and English) yesterday’s singer/performer, I am at your disposition.
      If you would like a detailed bio and my compositions I will be privileged to send them to you.
      Thank you.
      Your forever admirer.
      Consuelo Sedano

    19. Claire

      I was there… he was great but the sound was diabolical… left half way through, no point being there if its just a load of inaudible noise… gutted

    20. Ben Murphy

      This is a first class review. Not a pointless puff piece nor needlessly negative, just an individual’s honest interpretation evocatively expressed. This is a tick, or gold star depending on your schooling.

    21. Dan

      Hendrix’s shows were usually a big mess if you were looking for smooth showmanship. And too short. But if you were looking for great playing, they were incomparable. I’m going to see Toure’s show on Friday in Albuquerque and looking forward to great playing, even if the production values are not up to Disney’s standards.

    22. Alan Cook

      I’ve been listening to this album for 15 years now, and it still moves me now in 2018. I would go so far as to say, if I had to take just one album to the grave and listen to for eternity, Grit would make the final cut of.. maybe three albums? It might even be the one!

    23. jeremy pearce

      I am so glad that Rhythm Passport got their shit together and started to compile these samplers .I’ve got most of them It’s a work in progress and as far as I am concerned a work well done .Keep up the good work

    24. Duncan Noble

      Looks like you may have an error in your headline. This gig is listed on the Subterania site as being on Sunday 27th. Best wishes, Duncan

    25. Martin

      I think you will find the voice coming from the phone was that of Komitas. – according to my musicologist Armenian wife who was with me at the concert.

    26. outerglobe

      One missing due to my major oversight .. Please note the vital #mozimafundraiser on FRIDAY JUNE 7th at CLF Arts CAFE , BUSSEY BUILDING , PECKHAM … Here is the facebook link – been trying to post it on site myself with no joy. It’s in support of those so badly affected by the cyclones in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malai with well researched beneficiary organisations. DO SUPPORT – advance ticket link Event link:

    27. Seb Pitman

      “ If you’re willing to listen to anything and experience everything, then this is the festival for you.”
      Well said. Womad in a nutshell.

    28. Nina Miranda

      Absolutely LOVE iTTTT! immediately got me. brilliant music, vocals recording, video VIIIBE! clicky like morning crickets, to the warmest darkest night lit up by candles and fireflies. Crisp , driving, hypnotic, deep EPIC!

    29. DJ Jonathan E.

      Manu Dibango’s significance as a musician and global cultural figure in the second half of the twentieth century was rivaled only by Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. The importance of his work and art cannot be overstated. We are fortunate that so many of his recordings continue to be available, but after over forty years of collecting his musics I still find wonderful gems hidden in corners. His earliest work before “Soul Makossa” is well worth searching for if you’re more used to his later recordings. Thanks for the personal reflections from Muntu Valdo.

    30. Basil Brooks

      Wonderful, thank you so much for putting all your mixes together, leads me to discover so much great music around the world. <3

    31. Joao Carlos

      Great viagem through to Lisboa “Alfama” and “Caparica” refers to Costa de Caparica a coastal city where I live, and most part of “lisboetas”, enjoy the sandy beaches.

    32. Matt

      Thanks for featuring our song Puerto Aisen! It was actually recorded across all 7 continents, including Antarctica! First band in history to write and record an original album this way. All proceeds from album go to International Justice Mission to fight human trafficking.

    33. Nathinice Delux

      Thank you Rhythm Passport for the support and looking forward to feedback or comments! Horns of Africa Vol. 001 is available on all streaming platforms. This song is in Xhosa and is like a prayer for peace! Follow us on Instagram @hoatheband @hornsofafrica hope you enjoy the album!