Anyone who has seen El Tanbura in action will know that this is an amazing bunch of passionate musicians to hear. Can an album match up? AdvertisementsRead more "El Tanbura – Between the Desert and the Sea"
Hameed Khan Kawa, tabla maestro and artistic director of Musafir, formed Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in 1995 and since then he has been bringing his mixture of celebratory music around the world.Read more "Jaipur Kawa Brass Band – Bold, Brassy and on the Move"
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"
This one slipped between the cracks. Nominated for a Latin Grammy back in 2003, I came across this CD at the recent WOMEX and fell in love with its re-imagining of the musical landscape of Moorish Andalusia and Morocco.Read more "Juan Carmona – Orillas"
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"