The best night’s jazz in many a year at the BarbicanRead more "Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Barbican (Live Review)"
The Idan Raichel Project is unlike anything you have ever heard before and in some ways like everything you have ever heard before — but at once. It is the story of the Diaspora, of the modern day and of the ages in soundRead more "Idan Raichel Project – Music from the Many Tribes of Judah"
After five long years, Gigi’s follow up to her eponymous debut takes that winning formula and beefs it up still further under the eye of uber-producer Bill LaswellRead more "Gigi – Gold & Wax"
Gilles Peterson in Brazil was a huge success so it comes as no surprise that Ether Records are repeating the formula for an African outing. Gilles is not only a world class authority on Brazilian music, he has created an entire mini industry around him devoted to diggin’ in the crates from São Paulo to […]Read more "Gilles Peterson in Africa"
An astonishingly broad array of artists deriving deep inspiration from Afrobeat make the first of these CDs constantly surprising, while the second disc goes back to the source.Read more "V/A – Afrobeat Sessions"
It is hard to overstate just how good the series of recording released as Ethiopiques is. Listening to them is a shock, but a good shock!Read more "Ethiopiques"