“My role is to say what I think as a teacher, and that is the role of a musician in my culture. If you look at the music of Bob Marley, for example, you will find that his reggae is a direct descendent of a Senegalese style, but it is the message in the lyrics […]Read more "Laye Sow – From Nomad to Womad and Back Again"
Jamaica meets Puerto Rico Uptown in East London. Two rooms of the finest Caribbean and Latino flavas from Jamaica to Puerto Rico and Trinidad to Spanish Harlem: Dancehall/Bashment, Reggaeton, R’n’B, Latin Hip Hop, Soca and Reggae. Next one: Friday 18th February 2005Read more "Heatwave vs Mas Fuego! – East London"
Last night at the Barbican, Femi confirmed to an international audience what Nigerians have long known: Femi is a major star in his own right and has long since stepped out from the long shadow cast by his father.Read more "Femi Kuti – Live at the Barbican"
How often do things you are already looking forward to wildly exceed your expectations? WOMAD 2004 had a good line up with some interesting bands but some of the most famous names were absent and so it was with an open mind that I sped up the M4 on my scooter to Reading…Read more "Womad 2004 (Reading) Roundup"
Hit and miss documentary about Sunsplash, Montego Bay 1983.Read more "Cool Runnings (DVD)"