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"
Profoundly sad news about the passing of a friend to the music and for the lucky few a friend in personRead more "Charlie Gillett – 1942 – 2010"
Miriam was one of the 20th Century’s most extraordinary women. A musical giant, a campaigner and someone whose life was inextricably linked to the fight against Apartheid and for the civil rights movement and African liberationRead more "Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa Dies"
Following news of Belizian Garifuna musician Andy Palacio’s sudden illness, Fly is saddened and shocked to report his deathRead more "Andy Palacio – Dies Aged 47 in Belize"
Ghana’s “Rain God” Batman Samini yesterday lifted the MOBO award for “Best African Act”Read more "Ghana’s Batman Samini – “Best African Act” 2006 MOBO Awards"
Batman Samini is one of Ghana’s biggest stars. His sound is a hybrid of old school highlife, dancehall and hip hop, which some journalists have tagged raglife, but which the man himself refuses to classifyRead more "Ghana’s Batman Samini – Nominated for 2006 MOBO Awards"
Jazz Radio UK is a pressure group formed to lobby for more jazz on the radio in the UK. They have just launched a survey online, giving you the chance to register your viewsRead more "Jazz Radio UK – Campaign for New Jazz Station"