The huge domed chamber of London’s Roundhouse rocked to the Soukadelic sounds of Staff Benda Bilili and melted at the charms of Fatoumata DiawaraRead more "Staff Benda Bilili and Fatoumata Diawara – Roundhouse (Live Review)"
Everyone’s favourite global punk protest singer Manu Chao plus interviews with Gilles Peterson, Oumou Sangar?©, Gilberto Gil, Ojos de Brujo, Baaba Maal, Tony Allen, Jane Ginsberg and moreRead more "Manu Chao Podcast – Born Fighting"
Like Manu Chao, who they recently supported, Peyoti for President is a political act expressed through globe hopping musical adventures. Named after a drug-induced dream for a better society, Peyoti for President is the brainchild of Pietro DimascioRead more "Peyoti for President – The Manifesto"
Out East, the Vortex swirls jazz goodness around but west London has its own pockets of perfect jazz. Our favourite is Hammersmith’s Basement Jazz Sessions. We caught up with accidental jazz entrepreneur Joel Reeves on the eve of Elan Mehler Quartet’s visitRead more "Basement Jazz Sessions – Out of the Lightness, into the Dark"
On stage he’s a wild torrent of punk energy channelled into an eclectic musical output. In person, he locks eyes with you and declares in his accented English, “you are my brother.” Rachid Taha is a self-confessed hippy punk rocker with a big heartRead more "Rachid Taha – Street Fighting Man"
Dubbed ‘that rarest of jazz beasts: a genuine star’ by The Independent on Sunday, award-winning British jazz musician Dennis Rollins is currently touring to promote his third album, Big Night Out!, his funkiest yet and we have three signed copies to give away!Read more "Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co – Big CD Giveaway"
CrazyBread are one of the best bands on the London scene you have never heard of. Funky, soulful, witty and sexy to boot, it’s probably fair to say that their sound is just now gelling together from the impossibly diverse elements making it upRead more "CrazyBread – Global Warming on the Rise"
DJ Jose Luis has been burning the candela at both ends bringing Londoners endless club nights, and now Latino London has its own show on Resonance FM featuring cutting-edge Latin sounds including reggaeton of course…Read more "¡Ay Candela! – The Latino Underground System in London"
Following on from the success of the inaugural 2005 event, The second Wychwood Music Festival will be held over the weekend of 2-4 June 2006 at Cheltenham Racecourse and is already proud to boast an impressive line up of artists including Mercury Nominees, Awards for World Music Winners, Folk Awards Nominees, the most hotly tipped […]Read more "The Wychwood Music Festival 2006 – Broadening Out"
The events of 1492 are surprisingly present for Maurice el Médioni. Up until his mother’s generation, the family still spoke the languages of El Andalus (Arabic and Spanish) in their home in Algeria. Some part of Maurice el Médioni was left behind in Spain when the Jews were expelled, just as 460 years later, he […]Read more "Maurice el Medioni – Bringing It All Back Home"