Tag Archives: Kora

Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

Interview: Omar Sosa – Food and Music for Thought (November 2017)

We grew fonder and fonder of Transparent Water, the fourhanded album released by Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita in February, blending together Caribbean and West African traditions with musical spices coming from all over the world. So, after having reviewed the album, interviewed Seckou Keita and previewed the ongoing UK...
Album Review: Susso – Keira [Soundway Records, 16th September 2016]
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Album Review: Susso – Keira [Soundway Records, 16th September 2016]

Susso is the Afro-electronic project of bassist/producer Huw Bennett, fusing his lilting, loping, rhythmic textures with field recordings collected during his travels along the River Gambia.  It’s a task requiring a fine balance of moods, tones and atmospheres to prevent the material being overwhelmed – for there’s a timeless, dusty...
News: Namvula’s New Album – Indiegogo Campaign

News: Namvula’s New Album – Indiegogo Campaign

When it comes to supporting artists that we care about and have followed the career step-by-step, you don’t need to ask us twice. That’s why we welcome and are more than happy to share with you the call of one of our favourite “local” singer-songwriters. We started following Zambian-Scottish musician Namvula three...
Interview: Seckou Keita (February 2017)

Interview: Seckou Keita (February 2017)

On the eve of the release of his latest album Transparent Water, Senégalese kora player, percussionist and singer Seckou Keita was packing to fly to Paris for some radio sessions and shows in France – when he managed to find a moment to talk to Rhythm Passport about the latest of his many...
Review: Sona Jobarteh @ Rich Mix (London, 17th November 2016)

Review: Sona Jobarteh @ Rich Mix (London, 17th November 2016)

Sona Jobarteh is the picture of determination. That’s not just because of her consciousness, musicianship, poignant voice or effect produced by the bright-red dress she wore during her latest London gig at Rich Mix part of EDF London Jazz Festival; it’s something which is intrinsic to her figure. From ‘Jarabi’ to the...