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Baloji – Soleil De Volt

A beautiful blend of Hip-hop and Afrobeat, French House and Post Punk, this latest from Belgian based artist Baloji is super catchy considering I have no handle of the language whatsoever. It’s taken from his forthcoming album ‘137 Avenue Kaniama’ … Continue reading

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Iceland Airwaves 2015 – Part 3

In direct contrast to the Wednesday evening, yesterday was pretty faultless in terms of the music. It started on exactly the right foot when I headed in to the Laundromat Cafe for breakfast, and my highlight of the night before, … Continue reading

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Holy Forest – Africa Calling

Inspired by a trip to the Makasutu (meaning ‘sacred’) forest in Gambia and featuring Gambian griot Tata Dindin Jobarteh on the kora (currently the third musician I’ve heard described as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’ after my boy Sekou … Continue reading

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Jupiter& Okwess International – Nzele Momie

I only became aware of Jupiter Bokondji after his Hotel Universe album in 2013 and an inspiring interview in Songlines magazine, however he formed his current band Okwess International in 1990, before that Bongofolk in 1983 and even earlier a … Continue reading

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Nubiyan Twist – Work House

Nubiyan Twist have been building up a strong reputation on the live circuit these past few years and they’re about to drop a seriously strong album on 30th March that shall hopefully carry them as high as they deserve to … Continue reading

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Who’s That? BoomTown 2014 #3

If you missed the first two posts in this series then check back for them here and here. ┬áBut today the focus is on a band who shall be performing on our brand new Folk and World stage, The Old … Continue reading

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Beware Of Mr Baker

Absolute legend.

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