We are shocked and saddened to announce the death of the great Cuban conga player Miguel ‘Angá’ Díaz who died unexpectedly at his home in Barcelona on 9th August 2006, he was 45.Read more "Miguel ‘Angá’ Díaz 1961 – 2006"
Blessed with iconic looks reminiscent of her idol Frida Kahlo, a distinctive vocal style with dusty chocolate tones and a genius for re-imagining Mexico in song, Lila Downs doesn’t so much cross borders as move them about for funRead more "Lila Downs – Beyond Borders"
Ali Farka Toure was awarded Mali’s highest civil honor on Wednesday as a dense storm of sand and dust delayed his funeral in Niafunke, his Saharan hometown.Read more "Ali Farka Toure – Commander of the National Order of Mali"
We are deeply saddened to announce that the legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré passed away in his sleep at home in Mali on March 6th 2006, he had bone cancer.Read more "Ali Farka Toure – Farmer, Music Legend, Mayor 1939 – 2006"
With the release of Barí, Ojos de Brujo produced not only one of the most exciting releases of recent years but declared a manifesto. Fly caught up with ODB’s DJ Panko to talk flamenco, graffiti and how to beat the multinationals at their own game as their new album dropsRead more "Ojos de Brujo – Hip Hop, Flamenco and Anarcosindicalismo"
With a mix of songs from his new album M’Bemba and the much-loved Moffou, Salif Keita swept a sold-out Barbican along with a sensational performanceRead more "Salif Keita Triumphs at The Barbican – Live"
Welcome to Ali Farka time. Ali starts late and thanks the audience for their patience in French. At a beautifully languid pace he rolls his earthy sound into gear. His performance opens with a full band but his guitar, voice and the calabash dominate as on his recordingsRead more "Ali Farka Toure – Barbican ’05 Reviewed"