Another Fela Kuti compilation, no, wait, this is worth a look. Coming in a 2 CD version and Deluxe version with DVD, this compilation pulls in what, in my opinion, are the very best tunes of his output. And teams it up with a rare live performance (his 1984 Glastonbury set).
Another Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls with Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge
- Sunday 25th November 2012
- Camden Lock
- 12.30- 7pmish
- Early Arrivial recommended. No guaranteed Entry after 2pm
- Tickets £16
- Limited tickets on the door
- Advance Tickets from http://www.dingwalls.com/listings/
Following their highly acclaimed national tour and appearances at Glastonbury and on Later with Jools Holland, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra return to play a London date at the Barbican. Continue reading Jerry Dammers’ Spatial A.K.A Orchestra – Barbican, 18 November 2011
Check it out live
Raashan’s albums The Push and the groundbreaking For What You’ve Lost garnered worldwide attention and earned him the devoted admiration of fans as he has toured feverishly throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. He plays two sets at Momo’s on 25 and 26 October 2011. Continue reading Raashan Ahmad at Momo’s London
OK so it’s not just Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Robert Mitchell over the 4 days (there’s actually 100 performances by many different acts) but they were the highlight of the opening day at this high spec venue near Kings Cross.
There’s big competition in the trendy and hip brass band section and I’m not talking Grimethorpe! Here’s the latest and the best, the debut album by the Hackney Colliery Band.
If you listened to the latest Gilles Peterson Radio 1 show you’ll know he said “They keep telling me there’s going to be an Acid Jazz revival” after playing a track from Burn!; listen to the whole album and you’ll believe it!
Compared to the Ghostpoet album released early this year on Brownswood Recordings, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, the title of this EP by Gang Colours is like a kick in the teeth.
Continue reading Gang Colours – In Your Gut Like A Knife
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