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Album Review: Tamikrest – Kidal [Glitterbeat Records, 17th March 2017]
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Album Review: Tamikrest – Kidal [Glitterbeat Records, 17th March 2017]

For Glitterbeat Records, Tamikrest’s Kidal represents the perfect balance between the rock and meditative elements. The importance given to the message in the Tamashek language expresses the concerns of a marginalised people. The Tuareg people have a long history of hardship, oppression and insane control of political, economic and religious...
Preview: Field Day @ Victoria Park [London, 3rd June 2017]

Preview: Field Day @ Victoria Park [London, 3rd June 2017]

Field Day Festival returns for its 11th year this coming June. Held in Victoria Park, East London as has become its tradition, this time however it will take place on the Saturday only, rather than lasting for two days as it has in the past. Fear not though, as despite...
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...
Preview: Songhoy Blues @ Koko (London, 4th November 2015)

Preview: Songhoy Blues @ Koko (London, 4th November 2015)

Songhoy Blues are a music mystery: the more they become popular and people listen to their music, the more they defy any definition. There are those who say that the four musicians from Gao are the last true desert blues interpreters, then there are critics affirming that they sound psychedelic,...