One of Africa’s finest female vocalists returns to the Barbican with songs from her Grammy-nominated album Seya. With support from Anibal Velasquez y Los Locos del Swing.Read more "Oumou Sangare – Barbican, London"
The huge domed chamber of London’s Roundhouse rocked to the Soukadelic sounds of Staff Benda Bilili and melted at the charms of Fatoumata DiawaraRead more "Staff Benda Bilili and Fatoumata Diawara – Roundhouse (Live Review)"
Afro-Peruvian music is one of the most elusive genres in the world. It’s practically unheard outside the borders of Peru, and the people there are even unsure of many aspects of its history.Read more "V/A – The Rhythms of Black Peru"
After more twists and turns in his recent record label adventures than the sale of Liverpool FC, it’s great to get a new album from Femi KutiRead more "Femi Kuti – Africa for Africa"
The best night’s jazz in many a year at the BarbicanRead more "Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Barbican (Live Review)"
A night of contrasts, propelled by the power of soukousRead more "Nsimba Foggis & Taxi Pata Pata – The Tabernacle (Live Review)"
Kiwi dubsters pack ’em in at Limehouse’s The TroxyRead more "Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Troxy, London (Live Review)"