Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN 2nd – 4TH SEPTEMBER 2016, ANNOUNCING FINAL 2016 HEADLINERS JUNIOR REID, BIG YOUTH, HALF PINT, KABAKA PYRAMID, JAH9, Joining Lee ‘Scratch Perry” and Max Romeo and a packed weekend of 100’s international heavyweights, JUNIOR REID. Unstoppable force in Reggae and Hip Hop scene on both […]Read more "Scientists announce the world’s best festival"
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"
Kiwi dubsters pack ’em in at Limehouse’s The TroxyRead more "Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Troxy, London (Live Review)"
Salif live is always special but normally you have to wait for the second half before it kicks off — but not tonight. Salif had the Barbican on its feet by the second song and never let them sit downRead more "Salif Keita: La Difference Tour – London Live Review"
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"
Koko was packed to the rafters with an impatient Brazilian crowd, keen to get past the DJ and onto the fabulous Vanessa da Mata, who burst onto the stage with such vibrancy and life that the already excited venue cranked up to notches rarely seen outside of BrazilRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Koko, London (Live Review)"
If you want to be one of those impossibly smug folk who have tired of new discoveries before the rest of the world has even heard of them, this is the album for you. Vanessa da Mata is going to hit in a big way: think Bebel Gilberto with bass and attitudeRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Sim"
There are few musicians around more polished than Khaled but if you have ever wanted to peel away the sophistication and the years to reveal the raw, young heart of north African rock and roll, this is your momentRead more "V/A – 1970’s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground"
Billed by the promoters as the great man’s final concert and by Ravi Shankar himself as hopefully just a semi-final, this gig was as much a homage to the man as a chance to hear him play one more timeRead more "Ravi Shankar – Barbican, London (Live Review)"
The show was packed to the rafters with what seemed like every French person in town to hear the Gallic answer to Bjork perform — and I mean perform — liveRead more "Camille – Koko, London (Live Review)"