He is no longer the beautiful young man he once was but the voice can still charm the birds from the trees and the gentle humour of the man can keep them entertained once they are sitting on his shouldersRead more "MIlton Nascimento – Royal Festival Hall ’08 (Live Review)"
By far the best thing to come out of Washington for a very long time, this outernational mashup of Afrobeat, dub and hip hop is firing political comment on thumping beatsRead more "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation"
How this slice of pure, good vibes ever slipped through our net, I do not know but the only rainbow band from the rainbow nation of South Africa set their sites on global domination with a slick, punchy and soulful albumRead more "Freshly Ground – Ma’cheri"
Another little gem from ESP Disk. The Levitts are in fact a musical family about whom not a great deal has been written it would seem. Perhaps their habit of jumping from one genre to another was too much for audiences to build loyalty at the end of the sixtiesRead more "Levitts – We Are The Levitts"
Miriam was one of the 20th Century’s most extraordinary women. A musical giant, a campaigner and someone whose life was inextricably linked to the fight against Apartheid and for the civil rights movement and African liberationRead more "Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa Dies"
Jazz Ninja Chris Bowden delivers a sinuous and enjoyable album of familiar tunes in original treatmentsRead more "Chris Bowden’s The Tomorrow Band – 2 To Get Set"
The world’s least likely superstars are back with an album that takes the winning formula of Dimanche a Bamako to the next level. More guests, more meddling with their sound, more English and well why not, a bit of Damon AlbarnRead more "Amadou et Mariam – Welcome to Mali"