This is a delightful album full of great tunes and unexpected variety. More than a thousand primary-school-aged children across London, the Home Counties and Cheshire sifted through African music albums and plumped for hip hop, various traditional forms and a little bit of novelty
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We have given away three copies of this elegantly seductive introduction to the work of Daby Balde (a rising star in Dakar, a soon-to-be star everywhere else).
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Ruthy Brown. As low down and straight-talking as Bessie Smith and as funky and full-on as Aretha Franklin, in the 22nd Century, when they finally get to tell the story of post war music straight, she might finally get her dues. Shit, people will be doing degrees on this remarkable woman
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If you wanted to make a CD of the last year of tunes for Fly from a global perspective, you would struggle to do better than this outstanding compilation. A vast amount of music goes to Charlie, gets listened to and filtered for his shows and then filtered again for his compilations. This really is […]
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