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Amkoullel – The Fula Child


‘The Malian Hip Hop prodigy honouring the African youth’ profiled by his international manager and one of his biggest fans Marie-Agnes Beau Continue reading Amkoullel – The Fula Child

Norman Jay MBE Presents – Good Times 30th Anniversary

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Good Times is 30! How much fun can you possibly have after 30 years? Well on the evidence of the latest compilation by King of Choppers himself, Norman Jay MBE, the answer is lots – get you’re Good Times today. Continue reading Norman Jay MBE Presents – Good Times 30th Anniversary

Owiny Sigoma Band

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Musicians of a former time may have headed off to the crossroads in the hope of making a deal with the devil to supercharge their musical offerings but these days the crossroads must be mighty empty as everyone is in Africa. Owiny Sigoma is the result of five Londoners meeting Luo musicians in Nairobi and coming out with some heavy beats.

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The Roots in London on 19 August, 2011


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The Roots are coming


The Roots make a welcome return to London for their first headline show in 2 years. On the cusp of celebrating 25 years of shape shifting Hip Hop creativity that has delivered to a devoted global community nine eclectic albums driven by bold musical concepts, unique collaborations, and profound lyrical themes that one critic defined as “cold eyed Hip Hop existentialism”, Philadelphia’s favourite politically motivated hip hop/funk/jazz collective will be taking the stage at London’s most iconic entertainment venue, the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Continue reading The Roots in London on 19 August, 2011

BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse

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Electro / Hip-Hop compilation featuring a unique collaboration between Berlin’s renowned electro artists Gebrüder Teichmann, Modeselektor, Jahcoozi and Nairobi’s most wanted rappers and bands Ukoo Flani, Nazizi, Mister Abbas, Just a Band & many more

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V/A – Watch The Closing Doors: A History Of New York’s Musical Melting Pot Vol. 1 1945-1959

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The label that calls itself Year Zero certainly had a bit of a year zero concept when they thought up the musical compilation of a six set history of New York’s musical melting pot; so let’s investigate how high they got on with the first edition covering 1945-59.

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WOMAD – Charlton Park 28-31 July 2011


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Baaba Maal by Damian Rafferty

WOMAD this year features: Afrocubism , Alpha Blondy, Baaba Maal, Bellowhead, Dub Colossu, Ebo Taylor, Gogol Bordell0, Penguin Café, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Susheela Raman and Taraf de Haidouks Continue reading WOMAD – Charlton Park 28-31 July 2011

Tamikrest on tour and new album Toumastin


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Young Tuareg desert blues rockers Tamikrest follow up their critically acclaimed debut album Adagh with Toumastin.

Music always is a borderline experience. Especially when not only stylistically boundaries are shifting, but the centres of musical creativity are moving.

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Great British Jazz: Six Decades of Tributes, Stories and Impro at Southbank Centre- 19-26 July 2011


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Soweto Kinch by Damian Rafferty

Featuring jazz cult-figure Evan Parker; Soweto Kinch’s tribute to the genius of Jamaican jazz alchemist Joe Harriott; Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra’s celebration of Steve Williamson and a tribute to John Dankworth and the Big Band

As part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations with MasterCard, the GREAT BRITISH JAZZ mini-series of four concerts is a celebration of some key moments in the evolution of jazz in the UK and the musical movers and shakers that have defined British jazz over the past six decades, since the Festival of Britain in 1951.

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SMOD – SMOD

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SMOD

What with the “Produced By Manu Chao” sticker on the cover and the Metro’s ‘Album of the Week’, what more do you want from SMOD’s third album?

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Hollie Cook – Hollie Cook

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Hollie Cook

It may be 30 years since Bob Marley passed away but reggae’s pop flame is still going strong and Hollie Cook is a hot name for the summer.

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Music Documentaries at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 – 8-12 June, 2011

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This year’s programme is packed with docs about musicians and subjects ranging from Hole drummer Patty Schemel, to A Tribe Called Quest, to Genesis P-Orridge, to a record shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne, to Roma gypsies and Slovakians, to 2 men who shout a lot at each other (not so much music as a cult phenomenon), to Queen, to Justin Bieber, to Miriam Makeba, to Michael Nyman, to Siddheswari Devi to more

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Celebrating Sanctuary London 2011 – Sunday, 19 June 2011, 2 – 7pm

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Kerieva's playing at Celebrating Sanctuary


On Sunday, 19 June, Celebrating Sanctuary London, the annual free festival which launches Refugee Week (20-26 June 2011), returns to the South Bank with a profusion of new talent, including the dazzling Krar Collective from Ethiopia, one-man folk orchestra Rory McLeod, young virtuoso vena player Hari Sivenesan, the glittering harp collaboration “Home is Where The Harp Is” and nu-skool Roma singer Kerieva

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Kraak & Smaak – Electric Hustle

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Kraak & Smaak - Electric Hustle

It’s good to have something to dance to on a Friday, and Kraak & Smaak’s latest album Electric Hustle is certainly a good album to dance to and so much more!

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V/A – Rockin’ Rollin’ Wedding

Subtitled 24 wedding songs from the golden age of Rhythm & Blues and Rock’n’Roll it is exactly what it say on the tin and is the proverbial two fingers to the current wedding day excess.

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