Posted in March 2015

Who’s Touring – April/May 2015

Who’s Touring – April/May 2015

In the current issue of Songlines (April/May 2015, #107), we choose a selection of forthcoming tour highlights. You can see the full list here, but here were my selections: Photo of Manu Delago by Daniel Shaked Frigg Stunning Scandinavian strings sure to have you dancing Named after the Nordic goddess of love and fertility, Frigg have established themselves as an … Continue reading

Songlines Essential 10: Gnawa Albums

Songlines Essential 10: Gnawa Albums

In the current issue of Songlines (March 2015, #106), we selected the essential list of ten Gnawa albums. You can read the full piece here, but here were my choices:   Gnawa Diffusion Souk System (Warner Jazz France, 2003) Gnawa Diffusion offer an all-inclusive type of fusion. You can find a bit of everything – Gnawa, chaabi, reggae, ska, rock, and even a hint of … Continue reading

Tune In: Tanzania’s burgeoning music scene

Tune In: Tanzania’s burgeoning music scene

This feature originally appeared in Paa Tanazina magazine (February-April 2015) p24. Download a pdf here or read the article here.  From the urban flare of bongo flava to the delicate Arabian sounds of taarab, Tanzania overflows with an eclectic variety of musical genres. Alexandra Petropoulos immerses herself in the rhythms Tanzania’s music often borrows from outside … Continue reading