Here’s some hot underground from London Town that’s been hiding in my bag and it’s just what you need to raise Latin spirits in the bleak mid-winter.
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
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As Gilles Peterson continues to celebrate 10 years at Radio 1, here’s a band that made it big at the same time the show was finding its feet; it’s the return of the Gotan Project with a remix EP
It’s been a while since we were dancing to Gecko Turner but whilst he’s been away, going down south has done him a world of good as Gone Down South blends his Spanish heritage with freewheelin’ funky blues.
Get this, Will ‘Quantic’ Holland brings dub and reggae flavours to his Afro-Latin American Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno project; who much better can it get?
The new compilation by the Horse Meat Disco crew of James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and Luke Howard that is thoroughly disco-fantastic from start to finish!
Does Peterson ever stop? Clearly not as he’s recently returned from Cuba recording a new album with Danay plus this new release on his own Brownswood Recordings label with a launch party in London and Roberto Fonseca live with the New Cuba Sound at the Barbican on the 6th July – phew!
Once again Joe Davis at Far Out Recordings does it again, this time with a re-issue of a very highly sort after album that feature some of the best, if not greatest, Cuban musicians of all time! Irakere’s Cuba Libre is fantastic to say the least!
This project represents a significant undertaking for British DJ, producer and all-round global beats guru, Gilles Peterson.
With a live show at Cargo on the 19th November, it’s time we had some love from the magnificent Build An Ark; yes – yes!
The last in the trilogy of tribute albums called Dillanthology is even more proof that James Yancey’s untimely passing was such a great loss to the world in so many respects.
Omar Puente is a regular on the pages of FLY, but From There To Here is actually his debut album and it couldn’t come soon enough; produced by a certain Fitzgerald Courtney Pine OBE no less.