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Leyla McCalla – She’s Got the Blues

Leyla McCalla – She’s Got the Blues

Embracing the myriad musical styles of her New Orleans home and her Haitian heritage, musician Leyla McCalla has created a powerful protest album Continue reading

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Introducing… Msafiri Zawose

Introducing… Msafiri Zawose

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #132 (Nov 2017) p18. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to Tanzanian musician Msafiri Zawose and producer Sam Jones about their inspired collaboration Collaboration can be a tricky beast. A successful one takes mutual respect, equal talent and, perhaps above all, patience; all qualities that are evident in the latest album … Continue reading

Introducing… Addictive TV

Introducing… Addictive TV

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #128 (June 2017) p19. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos talks to the duo about their latest project that saw them recording musicians from every corner of the globe Mark Vidler and Graham Daniels have been working together for a while now, so they may not need introducing. In 2005 VJ Daniels … Continue reading

Introducing… Sarathy Korwar

Introducing… Sarathy Korwar

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #121 (October 2016) p15. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to percussionist Sarathy Korwar about his debut that combines ethnographic recordings and jazz (Photo by Fabrice Bourgelle) The movement of African music across the Atlantic is well documented. Without that migration the music of South America and the Caribbean would be … Continue reading

My World: Corinne Bailey Rae

My World: Corinne Bailey Rae

This feature originally appeared in Songlines #119 (July 2016) p74. Download a pdf here. Alexandra Petropoulos speaks to the Leeds singer-songwriter about her journey to rediscover happiness and the music she found along the way There is a genuine enthusiasm that radiates from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae as she speaks to me. Her joie de vivre is … Continue reading