The best night’s jazz in many a year at the BarbicanRead more "Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Barbican (Live Review)"
Late at night in Salif Keita’s studio in Bamako a cellist and a kora player recorded their jams. Vincent Segal (cellist) tells us what lay behind his collaboration with Ballaké SissokoRead more "Kora, Cello, Chamber Music – Vincent Segal"
As one who has to confess to coming late to the Souad Massi bandwagon, I must confess I have been bowled over by this album of swirling strings, poignant lyrics and passionate singing named after the artist’s first childRead more "Souad Massi – Honeysuckle (Mesk Elil)"
Funky, conscious and packed to the gills with great samples and famous guests this will be huge in the Lusitanic world — but will it make an impact outside? Who cares, you heard it here and all your friends will be profoundly impressed when they hear your copy booming back at themRead more "Rappin’ Hood – Sujeito Homen 2"