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WOMEX 11

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Bomba Estereo by Eric Van Nieuwland

WOMEX 11 is taking place from Wednesday, 26 to Sunday, 30 October in Copenhagen,
Denmark. If you are involved in the music business, there’s a raft of stuff during the day but for all music fans, you can turn up in the evening for a range of exciting concerts each night. Continue reading WOMEX 11

WOMAD – Charlton Park 28-31 July 2011

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Baaba Maal by Damian Rafferty

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

Tamikrest on tour and new album Toumastin


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Young Tuareg desert blues rockers Tamikrest follow up their critically acclaimed debut album Adagh with Toumastin.

Music always is a borderline experience. Especially when not only stylistically boundaries are shifting, but the centres of musical creativity are moving.

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SMOD – SMOD

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What with the “Produced By Manu Chao” sticker on the cover and the Metro’s ‘Album of the Week’, what more do you want from SMOD’s third album?

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Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – World Of Funk

Shawn Lee is a regular on FLY and his latest album opens the doors on his multi-national genre fusing World Of Funk – a “Music Master” indeed!

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V/A – Sound of the World Presents: Anywhere On This Road

“The late, great Charlie Gillett had a passion for music”, Mark Coles, BBC World Service, June 2010.

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Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble – Japanese Dub

After England’s friendly with Japan at the weekend and with the World Cup fast approaching, time to check out some Anglo-Japanese musical appreciation via the mighty bass of Jah Wobble!

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Anan?© – Anan?©sworld

This will come as a bit of a surprise to most, but Anan?©sworld is possibly the most out there album of the year so far and it’s going to make her a bigger star than she already is!

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Salif Keita – La Difference

With a short tour the month, time to get to grips with La Diff?©rence of the mighty Salif Keita who never disappoints his legion of fans.

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Kailash Kher & Kailasa – Yatra (Nomadic Souls)

For a slice of modern Indian pop music, look no further than the larger-than-life figure of Kailash Kher. The Mumbai-based vocalist and bandleader made his name as a playback singer and star of many a Bollywood soundtrack.

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Jah Wobble – Get Carter

With the press full of Michael Caine this weekend, there’s no better single to look at than Jah Wobble’s latest, the cover version of ‘Get Carter’.

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Mulatu Astatke – New York – Addis – London : The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965 – 1975

To take liberties with a well known tune, you could say “New York, Addis, London, Munich everyone’s talkin’ about Ethio-jazz music”.

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WOMEX 2009 – Copenhagen, Review

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

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Kimi Djabat?© – Karam

With so many West African traditional-modern ensembles making a name on the world music scene, is there more room for many more? The Cumbancha label obviously thinks so as the first release of its new ‘Discovery’ series is by young singer and balafón player Kimi Djabaté. Listening to Karam, it seems like a great catch

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Latitude Festival – Live Review

Given that this was only its fourth outing, Latitude Festival is much more firmly established than it has right to be, but it is not hard to see why. Few summer festivals can offer a setting as bucolically beautiful as Suffolk’s finest.

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