Posted in July 2013

AJ Holmes and the Hackney Empire

AJ Holmes and the Hackney Empire

This article originally appeared in Songlines #94 (Aug/Sept 2013) p25. Download a pdf here. Playing African-influenced music came naturally to AJ Holmes. “I was sort of self-taught. I started to write all these songs and then when I was in college I played it to my friend who has African parentsand he was like, ‘You do realise you’re … Continue reading

Mokoomba, A Rising Tide

Mokoomba, A Rising Tide

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #94 (Aug/Sept 2013) p48. Download a pdf here. Mokoomba are taking the world by storm with their eclectic Afro-fusion and introducing the world to Zimbabwe’s minority cultures and traditions. Alexandra Petropoulos finds out more (Photo: James de Ara) Home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a lush landscape, the Victoria Falls … Continue reading