“There is no essential difference between classical and popular music. Music is music. I want to communicate with the listener who finds Indian classical music remote.” Amjad Ali Khan AdvertisementsRead more "Amjad Ali Khan – Moksha"
Mariza has just begun a major European tour to promote her new album, Transparente. Fly caught up with her somewhere between Cologne and Munich to find out more about her new directions in sound.Read more "Mariza – Fadista on the Move"
This is not like other music. The Romanian Gypsy musical tradition that grew up alongside bear taming, ursari, meets urban electronica. Genre and generation hopping at its most out there but don’t worry no animals were hurt in the recording of this album.Read more "Shukar Collective – Urban Gypsy"
Every now and then you get a CD so immediately lovable and interesting that you wonder if the rest of the country has been listening to this on Top of the Pops while you have been tuning in to Radio 3. You would have to be very po-faced not to love Trickbaby.Read more "Trickbaby – Hanging Around"
The best soulful hip hop album I have heard in so long I think I might have Alzheimer’s. At times, thumping, soulful and intelligent (and usually all three at once), it is hard to imagine a more satisfying hip hop / soul album coming out this year.Read more "Platinum Pied Pipers – Triple P"
Drawn from the broad panorama of Songlines’ 50 best African albums, The Essential African Album scrupulously includes East, West, North, South, traditional and modern music from the giant continent.Read more "V/A – Songlines: The Essential African Album"
Hameed Khan Kawa, tabla maestro and artistic director of Musafir, formed Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in 1995 and since then he has been bringing his mixture of celebratory music around the world.Read more "Jaipur Kawa Brass Band – Bold, Brassy and on the Move"