Posted in August 2015

Who’s Touring – September/October

Who’s Touring – September/October

In the current issue of Songlines (October 2015, #111), we choose a selection of forthcoming tour highlights. You can see the full list here, but here were my selections: Kiran Ahluwalia The Indian-Canadian ghazal singer returns to the UK A reflection of her life – she was born in India, raised in Canada and is now a resident of … Continue reading

Songlines Essential 10: Song Collectors

Songlines Essential 10: Song Collectors

In the current issue of Songlines (October 2015, #110), we selected the essential list of ten Song Collectors. You can read the full piece here, but here were my choices: Dom Flemons Prospect Hill (Music Maker, 2015) Nicknamed the ‘American Songster,’ Flemons has devoted a large part of his career to the study of the African-American song tradition. For his … Continue reading

AR Rahman Greatest Hits, August 15

AR Rahman Greatest Hits, August 15

This review originally appeared on the Songlines website.  AR Rahman returned to London to perform his Greatest Hits Photos by Nicky Kelvin London’s O2 Arena was abuzz with anticipation – it was Indian Independence Day and one of the country’s most prolific composers was in town for the first time in five years to perform … Continue reading

My World: Jah Wobble

My World: Jah Wobble

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #110 (August/September 2015) p8. Download a pdf here. Former Public Image Ltd bassist Jah Wobble, aka John Wardle, is predictably outspoken when he talks to Alexandra Petropoulos about how he first discovered world music and his frustrations with the music scene (Photo: Alex Hurst) Bassist John Wardle is better … Continue reading