Tag Archives: Rich Mix

Review: Konono No. 1 @ Rich Mix (London, 30th July 2016)

Review: Konono No. 1 @ Rich Mix (London, 30th July 2016)

The Grammy award winning group Konono No. 1 was formed in Congo in the late 1960s. Their distinctive sound is driven by three likembas (bass, medium and treble thumb pianos). What separates them from so many traditional acts is the rudimentary, homemade amplification of the likembas. This sound is also known...
Preview: Amaraterra @ Rich Mix (London, 13th June 2016)

Preview: Amaraterra @ Rich Mix (London, 13th June 2016)

Amaraterra are a collective of musicians and dancers who hail from Southern Italy but now reside in London, making them the first pizzica ensemble to be based in the British capital. Pizzica is the music and dance style at the heart of the folk tradition of Salento, the “heel” of...
Preview: Owiny Sigoma Band U.K. Tour (U.K. Wide, 22nd to 29th May 2016)

Preview: Owiny Sigoma Band U.K. Tour (U.K. Wide, 22nd to 29th May 2016)

It is said that difficulties break some men but make others…as a matter of fact, Owiny Sigoma Band musicians have definitely become stronger people after their recently troubled months. The death of an important band member like Charles Owoko would have turned upside down and put through the wringer every ensemble, but the...
Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Blending hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with the iconic sounds of New Orleans brass, bring your big brash boogie boots to Rich Mix next week, the Hot 8 Brass Band are in town. Formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, The Hot 8 not only merged two earlier bands – the Looney Tunes...
Preview: Moh! Kouyate @ Rich Mix (London, 19th May 2016)

Preview: Moh! Kouyate @ Rich Mix (London, 19th May 2016)

There’s a lot going on with Moh! Kouyate. First, his impressive musical history: born in Conakry in Guinea and now based in Paris, the young guitarist has worked with artists Ba Cissoko, Corey Harris and Fatoumata Diawara. Then, whilst remaining engaged with the traditional Mandingo music of West Africa, he...
Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Interview: Daymé Arocena (April 2016)

Usually it would be rude to reveal a woman’s age, but there are always exceptions. Especially when it comes to an impressive young musician, composer, arranger and choir director who, at the age of 24, has already released two albums, toured the world, signed for Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings,...