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"
WOMAD organisers are rightly delighted to have had such a successful festival after the mudbath of last year. Some of this is down to luck of course (both bad last year and good this year) but lessons have been learned and other stats bare out improvements across the boardRead more "WOMAD 2008 – Festival Back on Track (Review)"
Clear, punchy jazz with heavy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours makes for a deeply rewarding albumRead more "Hijaz – Dunes"
Sudan. Bigger than Western Europe / scene of the 21st Century’s first genocide/ one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations/ meeting point of countless cultures/ fundamentalist censorship and flourishing culture. Sudan is so vast, complex and contradictory that one could only have the sketchiest expectations of this LP. Well, forget all that for a moment, […]Read more "V/A – The Rough Guide To The Music Of Sudan"