At five tracks ’5ive’, the second in a set of releases from the West London-based Jazz Re:freshed promoters/label, is woefully short but it is a timely reminder of the sheer talent of Mr Kaidi Tatham. Continue reading 5ive – Kaidi Tatham (Jazz Re:freshed)
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In short, its a compilation album on Soundway called Palenque Palenque: Champeta, Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 – I’d say that was enough information to rush out and buy it, but if you need more…
This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Anan?©sworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!
Fran?ßois Ladrezo eats, breathes and sleeps traditional folk music called Gwoka from the small French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. The pristine island, paradise to millions of tourists each year has a complex and intriguing history that he hopes to document and promote through his craft. Approaching his art as his identity and a sort of spiritual therapy, Ladrezo lives his music intensely and intrinsically
This year our man on the ground is James Barrie, aka the Global Souljah. Join him as he checks out the best of this global scene and then drinks all the free wine
Future Disco brings together the best of the new exponents of disco from Hercules & Love Affair to original DJ innovators like Greg Wilson as the The Extended Future Disco Mix is a new experience of quality disco dance.
As this is on the Sound Way label with a sub-title of “Biguine, Afro & Latin sounds from the French Caribbean, 1964-74″ can you imagine that this CD is totally excellent from start to finish? Well, I think I can say that it’s even better than that!
A recent showcase at a New York City nightclub dedicated to global music exposed the cultural and musical wonders of a little island in the French West Indies called Guadeloupe. Destination Guadeloupe: A New York Festival brought together some of the biggest names in the islands music scene for their first ever collective performance in the big apple
With a worldwide release coming out on Young Turks, the question is, is the world ready for El Guicho’s Alegranza?
Big acts. Big venue. Big crowds. Big fun. Big love. Really Big Chill could not have been much better this year. Hectic does the leg work with his two part review