As this CD was in the window of Universal Sounds this week, that was enough of a recommendation for me and they didn’t let me down.
Continue reading Pama International – Pama Outernational
Koko was packed to the rafters with an impatient Brazilian crowd, keen to get past the DJ and onto the fabulous Vanessa da Mata, who burst onto the stage with such vibrancy and life that the already excited venue cranked up to notches rarely seen outside of Brazil
Continue reading Vanessa da Mata – Koko, London (Live Review)
If you want to be one of those impossibly smug folk who have tired of new discoveries before the rest of the world has even heard of them, this is the album for you. Vanessa da Mata is going to hit in a big way: think Bebel Gilberto with bass and attitude
Continue reading Vanessa da Mata – Sim
As part of a new series of studio recordings from the excellent Strut label, Amp Fiddler teams up with musical heroes Sly and Robbie for an accomplished, if somewhat cautious, session
Continue reading Inspiration Information – Amp Fiddler with Sly & Robbie (Strut)
Mr. Franti has many admirers including none other than Chris Blackwell who has said that he is “the most important artist recording and touring today who has yet to reach a mass audience.”
Continue reading Michael Franti And Spearhead – ‘I Know I’m Not Alone’
Tiken Jah Fakoly is following in Alpha Blondy’s footsteps producing reggae that’s passionate and angry with a contemporary message from Africa
Continue reading Tiken Jah Fakoly – Coup de Geule
Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Bill Laswell: that is a heavyweight team if ever there was one and here they pull in collaborators to put down some dark, dark tunes. Deep bass exploration.
Continue reading Sly and Robbie – Version Born