By far the best thing to come out of Washington for a very long time, this outernational mashup of Afrobeat, dub and hip hop is firing political comment on thumping beatsRead more "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation"
While the host nation to this gig was tuned into a football match, the mainly Latin audience danced, roared and sang their way through an exceptional evening of musicRead more "Seu Jorge and Airto Moreira – Royal Festival Hall (Live Review)"
If you wanted to make a CD of the last year of tunes for Fly from a global perspective, you would struggle to do better than this outstanding compilation. A vast amount of music goes to Charlie, gets listened to and filtered for his shows and then filtered again for his compilations. This really is […]Read more "V/A – Sound of the World (Compiled by Charlie Gillett)"
He’s a hell of a favela fella, this Seu Jorge. As founder of Farofa Carioca, he has been active musically for over a decade but it’s acting that has made him a household name through his classic role as Knockout Ned in Cidade de Deus (City of God) and now as the guy who does […]Read more "Seu Jorge – Cru"
During the day, artists, promoters, record labels and Fly’s Editor mingle and do business in a giant art-deco colliery in the heartland of industrial Germany but at night, the doors are flung open to the public for around 50 gigs. Here are pics of some of the best…Read more "Photo Gallery – WOMEX 2004"