To say Jah Wobble is an interesting bloke would be an understatement so when he releases an album called Welcome To My World you’ll want to hear what the dub his world is like.
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With the 30th Anniversary tribute album reminding us how good ZE Records was, this Re-edit package show us how good the label (and the music) still is – Strut do it again.
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A gentle and intriguing album of modernised rural balladry from the grasslands of central Asia
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An absorbing evening of Chinese music with central Asian folk origins in London’s delightful Union Chapel to close The Barbican’s intriguing Beyond The Wall programme of new Chinese music.
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“There’s a place that started underground. I know you’d like to go. Only requirement to enter is a little bit of soul.” — Soulive (from the song ‘Comfort’)
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It’s official – Nigerian 2-Face Idibia tonight made music history by becoming the first artist to win the Best African Act award at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon. The award was created in 2005 to mark the addition of MTV base, MTV’s pan-African TV channel, to the MTV global television family
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Femi aims both barrels at George Bush, his old record company, the press, the regime in Nigeria, radio, TV… At the same time, he has never been so musically satisfied and hopeful as his new base the Shrine takes off…
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