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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
If you look at the vast array of contributors to Ojos de Brujo’s fourth album, you might be forgiven for expecting another over-ambitious and slightly over-egged release in the mould of its predecessor Techari. Such fears prove unjustified. Aocan?° finds the Catalan band back in fine form
Yet another compilation of Cuban music? Check out if DJ Lubi Jovanovic’s selections are worth your time
Colombian journalist Jaime Concha explores the hard-hitting musical flipside to the tourist idyll Cartagena on the country’s northern coast. His love of champeta led him deep into a world where resistance has always been a rhythm
The first recording of the ongoing collaboration between the legendary drummer and the innovative Cuban group is a testament to the success of fusion music.
On his sixth solo album, the award-winning Wilson looks more towards commercial influences than previous work
As the opening night of Casa de Música’s Festival Mestiço proved, the mixing of cultures and sounds is a rather hit and miss affair; it can result in exciting innovation or plain incompatibility
Movimiento Popular is the kind of music you might expect to hear blaring from a crackly car radio in Havana or echoing out of a dusty grocery store in Santiago, its origins however lie in Austin, Texas
What a marvelous musical entertainment buffet this festival was and it’s clear to see why it has been able to do without the need for big sponsors. Larmer Tree people are all stars.