Tag Archives: North African

Preview: Acid Arab @ Jazz Café (London, 23rd September 2017)

Preview: Acid Arab @ Jazz Café (London, 23rd September 2017)

Even though their last London gig happened almost a year ago, the venue’s dance floor is still warm and trembling. That’s because Acid Arab are not your usual DJs. The Parisian duo formed by Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho has instilled new life into the French dance music scene, moving...
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...
Interview: Tamikrest (May 2017)

Interview: Tamikrest (May 2017)

Tamikrest always play pretty cool, eclectic music, with intricate layers of artistry. They blend rock and native music, native that is to West Africa. Their most recent album Kidal (released in March by Glitterbeat) is as cool as their music has ever been: a unique blend of poetry and instrumentals rocking out...
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...