Quite an interesting statement of intention calling your debut album Same Girl with all but two tracks being covers of mostly well known songs; if she is the same, she’s always been uniquely fantastic on this evidence.
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Be part of the Dub Pistols’ chart hijack and download their latest ‘Ganja’ NOW!!!!!!!!
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The noble attempt to fix the shifting sands of music from around the world has been likened to the book equivalent of Apocalypse Now. A project whose twists and turns continually threaten to overwhelm its resources makes it all the more welcome and cherished as it arrives
Continue reading Rough Guide to World Music: Europe, Asia & Pacific (Volume 2)- Book Review
Rudresh Mahanthappa is a New York based jazz alto saxophonist and composer who follows a rich tradition of ‘Indo-Jazz’ with this new album appropriatly entitled Kinsmen; or does he?
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Why walking sideways? Perhaps it’s a little man syndrome? Can they get over these insecurities with the new album? Hectic holds their hands in support
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Brazilian born, world-travelled and Los Angeles based, Jonathan Stier is producing a unique amalgamation of sounds with his music
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Canada’s Swollen Members have now released five albums with their latest being Black Magic and you can catch them live at the Jazz Cafe on Monday 12 March.
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Iconic, essential, quite possibly still a ‘work of lunatic scholarship’, The Rough Guide to World Music is back but what kind of shape is it in all these years later?
Continue reading The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East – Volume 1 of 3 (Book review)
Kinky’s Ulises Lozano (keyboards, accordion, programmer) talks about their new album Reina and creating their unique sound
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Despite high profile champions like Charlie Gillett and great word of mouth, Blue Asia is yet to get a UK release — fret not though — Conon Murphy knows where it’s at…
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“When they hear the drums they come running… when they saw the Bozo in the boat and the beautiful fish in the water, a great howl escaped from the thousand people on the beach. It was chilling.”
Continue reading Meet ‘Ngofariman’ the Nasty Chimpanzee among Mali’s Puppets and Masks
Subtitled ‘Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan: Sounds of the Silk Road’, The Rough Guide to the Music of Central Asia celebrates the enormous musical wealth and diversity coming out of these rarely visited lands.
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From deep within the labs of Solesides emerges proof.
Hip-hop purism is alive…
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