We always look for musicians who are able to move the musical focal point to new scenes and regions. That’s what FREEK is doing. The Somali-born United Arab Emirates-based MC is currently spotting a light on the rising GCC and Middle Eastern trap and drill scenes. On 21st December, he...
31/08/2019 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Aar Maanta & The Urban Nomads (Album Launch) The Jazz Cafe, London
I have personally been dying to see The Dur-Dur Band live in concert, having missed their epic concert which launched their double-disc LP (‘Vol.1 & Vol.2’ on Analog Africa). Described as representing the golden era of Somalian music, their sound can certainly feel nostalgic, sometimes with warming reggae rhythms, often...
16/06/2019 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dur-Dur Band + Animanz The Jazz Cafe, London
Album Review: Dur-Dur Band – Volume 1, Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks [14 September 2018; Analog Africa]
During the 1980s, Somalia was in turmoil. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, a disillusioned population, and a tiring dictatorship, the 1980s became the beginning of the end for President Said Barres’ regime, which had been in place since 1969. Despite all of this, the Mogadishu disco scene was...
15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018 10:00 pm - 4:00 am Dur Dur Band LIVE: Volume 1 and Volume 2 launch party Redon, London
22/05/2016 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm Numbi Arts And Celebrate Life Events Present Funk-A Rich Mix, London
22/09/2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Aar Maanta & The Urban Nomads - London African Music Festival Canada Water Culture Space, London
- 12:00 am - 12:00 am Magool: The Golden Voice Of Somalia Mac, Birmingham
- 12:00 am - 12:00 am Homage To Magool Featuring Farxiya Fiska Colston Hall, Bristol