One of Africa’s finest female vocalists returns to the Barbican with songs from her Grammy-nominated album Seya. With support from Anibal Velasquez y Los Locos del Swing.Read more "Oumou Sangare – Barbican, London"
Brecon Jazz Festival is now all about the music and it shows. We went off to Wales to see for ourselvesRead more "Brecon Jazz Festival 2009 – Round Up"
Small but perfectly formed festival Larmer Tree sported by far its best ever line up for seekers of the global groove and the weather (mostly) held together for the weekendRead more "Larmer Tree 2008 – Perfectly Formed Festival (Review)"
The Garifuna communities of Central America’s Atlantic coast are beginning to seem like the new Cape Verde — there is so much good music coming out of there. The truth is that it has as much to do with the love of Belizean producer Ivan Duran for the music and the people as any one […]Read more "The Garifuna Women’s Project – Umalali"
Jose Luis, London’s Latin Mr Big turns his hand to the art of compilation making to deliver three big, bad slabs of music that will have purists gnashing their teeth and everyone else shaking their thingRead more "Resiste – Brasil, Cuba & Salsa Carnaval"
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"
Small, plucky, defiantly British and trying to outdo ‘our American friends’ at their own game, Herbaliser conjure up images and sounds from the seminal film The Long Good Friday to fight off an imaginary invasion force in Take London — or maybe they are the enemy within ready to fling open the gates at a […]Read more "The Herbaliser – Take London"
Jamaica meets Puerto Rico Uptown in East London. Two rooms of the finest Caribbean and Latino flavas from Jamaica to Puerto Rico and Trinidad to Spanish Harlem: Dancehall/Bashment, Reggaeton, R’n’B, Latin Hip Hop, Soca and Reggae. Next one: Friday 18th February 2005Read more "Heatwave vs Mas Fuego! – East London"
A diabolical concoction of foot-popping ska, invocations to the ancient Yoruba gods, swinging Latin brass and the results of a fiendish extraction process performed on the kings of mambo make Ska Cubano’s eponymous album an instant party classic.Read more "Ska Cubano – Ska Cubano"