Tag Archives: North African

Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]
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Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]

Imarhan are a five-piece Tuareg band from Tamanrasset, the Southern Algerian part of the Sahara desert that covers much of North Africa. Their second album Temet is released by the same label as their successful debut – City Slang. Temet was self-produced in Paris, with the help of genre pioneers...
Event Review: TootArd @ Rich Mix (London; 31st January 2018)   

Event Review: TootArd @ Rich Mix (London; 31st January 2018)  

There are hardly any better ways with which to illustrate the concept of ‘upbeat’ than by narrating a TootArd show. The band, hailing from the Golan Heights, with its heartening music, are the best answer to the decades of political troubles and social struggles burdening the region, and one of...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

View Cheb Lila bio here In his very first mix, especially crafted for Rhythm Passport, Cheb Lila embarks on a journey through some of his favourite contemporary sounds emanating from the African continent and the Middle East. This sonic incursion into Cheb Lila’s sonority will kick off with the charming...