Artists confirmed so far… Alaev Family (Tajikstan/Israel); Ane Brun (Norway); Boubacar Traore (Mali);Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba); Dizraeli and the Small Gods (UK); Grupo Fantasma (USA); Lo’Jo(France/Algeria); Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate (USA/Guinea); Narasirato (Solomon Islands); Peatbog Faeries (UK); Raghu Dixit (India); Sensational Space Shifters (UK/USA/Gambia); Spiro (UK); Terem Quartet (Russia); Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Japan). Continue reading WOMAD 2012 – Line up announced: Buena Vista Social Club, Robert Plant and Boubacar Traore
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
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Sound boy Max Sedgley gets big props from Tor Cesay as they shift things up a gear with the release of new single ‘Sound Boy’.
Roots Manuva is back! Not only is he live at Big Chill on Saturday, there’s a single out at the end of the month and a (sort of) new album, a brand new album next year plus a special on Gilles Peterson’s show – what more do you want?
We love both previous editions of Next Stop…Soweto as both are totally brilliant and so different whilst the third in the series is just as good, if not the best of the lot!
A few years ago Max Sedgley was Mr. Happy with his worldwide super hit but it’s been a while since then; but is suddenly everything alright again?
The John Butler Trio’s first album in 3 years that’s appropriate released in the same week as the Grand National, why is that you ask?
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.
“You can’t take yourself too seriously dressed in a silver cape” says Jerry Dammers but make no mistake, the Spatial A.K.A is fantastic jazz, ska and fun all wrapped up in a Sun Ra tribute; who could want for more?
Don’t be put off by the cover as the debut solo album from the bassist in Gogol Bordello’ band is far-I more than anything that Bordello has done for a long time; a new world star!