Tag Archives: world music

Arashkha – Gloria à la Negra

This is the first time I’ve come across Arash Khalatbari aka Arashkha before but I’m loving this rather sombre take on Cape Verde’s Funana sound. Similar in pace and rhythm to Power Soca but heavy on the accordion (much more … Continue reading

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Duplessy & the Violins of the World with The Brownley Family – Ma Goola

Wow, this is such a stunning song from Mathias Duplessy & the Violins of the World it totally stopped me in my tracks. It was recorded whilst they were on tour in Australia and features The Brownley Family, who I’m … Continue reading

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Monoswezi – Loko U Muka

The African Nordic musical fusionists return with a beautifully uplifting first single from their forthcoming album ‘A Je’ which is due end of July. The video was shot in Udaipur and there’s a complimentary addition of the Indian Harmonium to … Continue reading

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Mathias Duplessy & The Violins of the World – Feng

These guys were first brought to my attention via their Crazy Horse video. French musical explorer and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Duplessy is on guitar alongside: Guo Gan on the Erhu (Chinese fiddle); Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig on the Morinkhuur (Mongolian horse head fiddle) … Continue reading

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Yemen Blues Feat. Oxmo Puccino – Satisfaction

Loving this. Imagine if Tune Yards had taken a few more steps towards the traditional and you have an idea of the sound, but this is a very slick mixture of Middle Eastern and West African vibes from the group … Continue reading

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KAPTIN IS DEAD – 30 ALBUM FAVOURITES OF 2015

I did start to write about each of these but then realised that some of them didn’t quite stand up to scrutiny. This doesn’t mean they weren’t great albums, just that I couldn’t quite put my finger on why and … Continue reading

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KAPTIN IS DEAD – 2015 MUSIC VIDEO FAVOURITES

It’s impossible to have a ‘Best Of’ list unless you have been through everything that counts in that category and studied them properly, before grouping them all under an agreed criteria. That said, it’s also impossible to do a ‘favourites’ … Continue reading

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