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Album Review: TootArd – Laissez Passer [Glitterbeat Records]
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Album Review: TootArd – Laissez Passer [Glitterbeat Records]

I first heard of TootArd (Arabic for ‘strawberries’) in my Casablanca apartment in the wake of the Arab Spring, with their first hit Ruh Bladi. Released in 2011, the group’s reggae-influenced first album Nuri Andaburi took the band to perform over the Golan Heights, and in Jerusalem, Palestine, and beyond....
Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]
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Album review: Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [Glitterbeat Records, 13th October 2017]

With At Least Wave Your Handkerchief at Me, Southern Albanian traditional ensemble Saz’iso will instantly make you feel homesick, regardless of the place you hail from. It is mature, honest and elegantly countrified. Hidden in the mountains of Southern Albania, ‘Saze’ is a heartfelt musical tradition, often present at funerals,...
Interview: Jupiter Bokondji – Jupiter & Okwess (July 2017)

Interview: Jupiter Bokondji – Jupiter & Okwess (July 2017)

There are musicians who follow the traditional styles of their country and those who create brand new ones, assembling together and evolving what their country has to offer. One of the best examples of the latter (not too densely populated) category is Jupiter Bokondji, founder and band leader of Jupiter...
Interview: François Cambuzat – Ifriqiyya Électrique (June 2017)

Interview: François Cambuzat – Ifriqiyya Électrique (June 2017)

There are some intense and unique cultural expressions that are too complex to describe if you haven’t experienced them first-hand. The ritual of Sidi Marzûq performed by the Banga community and occurring every year in the Djerid Desert in southern Tunisia is one of them. Luckily, we had the pleasure to...